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Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)


Explained: How quickly does the climate recover?

November 02, 2021 12:02 pm

An international team, which studied a global temperature rise that occurred 56 million years ago, has found that it took about 20,000 to 50,000 years for the climate to stabilise after the rise of five to eight degrees Celsius.

Report finds G20 countries and richest economies will be hit by climate impacts

October 28, 2021 3:08 am

In India, the report finds, declines in rice and wheat production could spark economic losses of up to 81 billion Euros and a loss of 15% of farmers’ incomes by 2050.

Express Quiz: On the latest IPCC report

August 19, 2021 6:34 pm

On India, the report says heat waves and humid heat stress will be more intense and frequent in the 21st century.

India decides to ratify Kigali Amendment to Montreal Protocol

August 19, 2021 11:25 am

The Kigali Amendment, named after the Rwadan capital where it was negotiated, enables the phase-out of hydroflurocarbons, a set of chemicals notorious for their capacity to warm the planet.

Explained: What will happen to fish as oceans warm?

August 14, 2021 7:42 am

Several species were noted to migrate poleward or to deeper waters to stay in their ideal temperature range.

'Hours on a footnote’: Scientists felt joy, frustration in making U.N. climate report

August 11, 2021 2:45 pm

Specialist scientists, all 234 of them working for free, reviewed more than 14,000 scientific studies published since 2013 to draft the latest report.

Analysis: Asia's vulnerable communities brace for worse impacts after UN climate report

August 11, 2021 1:34 pm

Home to about 60% of the world's population, the Asia-Pacific region has borne the brunt of climate disasters, with many people living in vulnerable conditions due to poverty and poor urban planning.

Climate change leading to melting glaciers, depleting snow cover in Himalayas: IPCC report

August 09, 2021 8:22 pm

Retreating snowlines and melting glaciers is a cause for alarm as this can cause a change in the water cycle, the precipitation patterns, increased floods as well as an increased scarcity of water in the future in the states across the Himalayas.

Explained: What are IPCC assessment reports, and why are they significant in understanding climate change?

August 13, 2021 3:05 pm

So far, five assessment reports have been produced, the first one being released in 1990. The fifth assessment report had come out in 2014 in the run up to the climate change conference in Paris.

India may see more heat waves, droughts, cyclones: IPCC report

August 10, 2021 7:53 am

Agricultural and ecological droughts are also expected to increase in the subcontinent, the report stated.