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Yaas and Tauktae won’t be the last cyclones to maraud us as climate change intensifies. We have been dealt an unfair hand, but we must face it. (PTI)

Need to revisit growth path amid climate crisis

By Bharati Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 31, 2021 03:00 AM IST
  • Our model till date has prevented loss of life and help impacted persons to rebuild. India cannot afford this anymore, because we will be hit by more frequent, more severe cyclones in the coming years.
The 2015 Paris Climate Accord set the long-term 1.5°C warming threshold.(HT archive)
The 2015 Paris Climate Accord set the long-term 1.5°C warming threshold.(HT archive)

Key 1.5°C warming mark likely within 5 years

By Jayashree Nandi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2021 12:58 AM IST
The figure is significant because most global leaders committed to taking actions that would limit global warming to 1.5°C and well below 2°C by the end of the century while signing the Paris Agreement in 2015.
In New York, artist Maya Lin's 'Ghost Forest' warns on rising sea water(Reuters)
In New York, artist Maya Lin's 'Ghost Forest' warns on rising sea water(Reuters)

Maya Lin's Ghost Forest installation in New York sheds light on climate change

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 11, 2021 09:27 AM IST
Artist Maya Lin has installed 49 dead Atlantic White Cedar trees in a Manhattan park and is calling it the Ghost Forest. Her installation warns people about the dangers of climate change and the threat of rising sea water.
File photo of Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg.(Reuters)
File photo of Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg.(Reuters)

Activist Greta Thunberg says global leaders still in denial over climate

Reuters | , Stockholm
PUBLISHED ON MAY 05, 2021 12:12 PM IST
Global governments appeared to have given up on the goal of limiting global warming to an increase of 1.5 degrees compared to pre-industrial levels, Greta Thunberg said.
Since January 2020, Austria has had a coalition government under center-right Chancellor Sebastian Kurz that includes the environmentalist Green party, which oversees the powerful climate, environment and energy ministry.(Pixabay/ Representational Photo)
Since January 2020, Austria has had a coalition government under center-right Chancellor Sebastian Kurz that includes the environmentalist Green party, which oversees the powerful climate, environment and energy ministry.(Pixabay/ Representational Photo)

Multiple sclerosis patient sues Austria over health impact of climate change

AP |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 02, 2021 07:06 PM IST
  • The case being filed next month before the European Court of Human Rights is supported by the environmental group Fridays for Future, which is helping to crowdfund the legal costs.
The UN logo at the United Nations headquarters in New York. (HT archive)
The UN logo at the United Nations headquarters in New York. (HT archive)

New climate pledges 'far short' of meeting Paris Agreement goals: UN

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 27, 2021 07:53 PM IST
The UN Chief stated that now is the time the global coalition committed to net-zero emissions by 2050 is growing, across governments, businesses, investors, cities, regions and civil society.
Bill Gates, Co-Chair of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, attends a conversation at the 2019 New Economy Forum in Beijing, China.(Reuters/ File photo)
Bill Gates, Co-Chair of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, attends a conversation at the 2019 New Economy Forum in Beijing, China.(Reuters/ File photo)

India must set example in climate crisis fight: Bill Gates

UPDATED ON FEB 16, 2021 02:42 AM IST
“When most people think about climate, they think about making electricity and about passenger cars mostly. They aren’t aware that there are many other sources of CO2 emissions. Electricity, transport, food, buildings and manufacturing are the biggest areas of emissions,” Gates said.
Smoke billows from a Marathon Petroleum refinery near a neighborhood in southwest Detroit.(AP)
Smoke billows from a Marathon Petroleum refinery near a neighborhood in southwest Detroit.(AP)

Bolder climate action could save millions of lives each year by 2040

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 10, 2021 05:48 AM IST
In 2015, governments set a global goal of limiting average temperature rise to "well below" 2 degrees Celsius above preindustrial times and set emissions reduction targets as a first step to getting there.
Protesters hold banners during a march for the climate on sidelines of the 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP24) summit on December 8, 2018 in Katowice, Poland. (Photo by Janek SKARZYNSKI / AFP)(AFP/Representative Image)
Protesters hold banners during a march for the climate on sidelines of the 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP24) summit on December 8, 2018 in Katowice, Poland. (Photo by Janek SKARZYNSKI / AFP)(AFP/Representative Image)

COP24 talks: Some countries unhappy with Paris rulebook, say it doesn’t mention urgency of climate change

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2018 09:26 AM IST
There are some bright spots in the text, though. It talks about setting a new collective finance goal post 2020, higher than the current goal of 100 billion USD per year. The text also urges developed country parties to channel more grant based resources for adaptation to climate change as against loans.
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