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Climate change negatively impacting human sleep: Study

Increasing ambient temperatures negatively impact human sleep around the globe, according to a study.
The researchers used anonymised global sleep data collected from accelerometer-based sleep-tracking wristbands.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The researchers used anonymised global sleep data collected from accelerometer-based sleep-tracking wristbands.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on May 26, 2022 05:00 PM IST
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Climate crisis link to March-April heatwave

The March-April spring heatwave spell in India and Pakistan was about 30 times more likely to happen because of human-caused climate change, a rapid attribution analysis by an international team of leading climate scientists who are part of the World Weather Attribution network said on Monday.
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(AFP)
Updated on May 24, 2022 03:17 PM IST
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ByJayashree Nandi, New Delhi

HSBC suspends executive who downplayed climate change: Report

Kirk, the head of responsible investing for the bank’s asset management unit, had slammed environmental “hyperbole,” complaining that he has repeatedly had to deal with “some nut job telling me about the end of the world,” Bloomberg previously reported.
FILE PHOTO: HSBC logo is seen on a branch bank in the financial district in New York.(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: HSBC logo is seen on a branch bank in the financial district in New York.(REUTERS)
Published on May 23, 2022 05:40 AM IST
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‘Fossil fuels are a dead end’: UN chief emphasises renewable energy projects

Warning that the world was heading for a disaster because action on curbing greenhouse gas emissions is very slow, Guterres said private and public investments in renewable energy must triple to at least $4 trillion dollars a year
Guterres’s statement came even as the World Meteorological Organisation – the UN agency which covers weather, climate and water resources – launched its State of the Climate report. (Reuters file)
Guterres’s statement came even as the World Meteorological Organisation – the UN agency which covers weather, climate and water resources – launched its State of the Climate report. (Reuters file)
Updated on May 19, 2022 10:18 AM IST
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ByJayashree Nandi

4 climate crisis indicators break records in 2021

Greenhouse gas (GHG) concentrations reached a high in 2020 when the concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2) reached 413.2 parts per million (ppm) globally, or 149% of the pre-industrial level.
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Updated on May 19, 2022 11:44 AM IST
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