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McKinsey Report: Chilling news for India on Global Warming

-Hindustan Times McKinsey report paints a dire climate picture for India which it can’t escape without coordinated global action A new report from the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI), on the likely consequences of Global Warming for Asia, has some very dire projections for India—bear in mind, the report projects Asia to suffer the brunt of the climate change impact. MGI’s may not be the first such projection for India, but at a...

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Nitrous oxide human emissions increased 30% in 36 yrs: Report - Akshit Sangomla

-Down to Earth 43% of total emissions of nitrous oxide, a greenhouse gas 300 times more potent than carbon dioxide, came from human sources, the report said Human emissions of nitrous oxide (N2O) — a greenhouse gas 300 times more potent than carbon dioxide (CO2) — increased by 30 per cent between 1980 and 2016, according to a research paper published in Nature October 7, 2020. Nitrous oxide is a dangerous gas for...

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Boiling Siberia shows temperature swings may be increasing: Experts -Akshit Sangomla

-Down to Earth The warming of the Arctic, as seen by the Siberian heatwave, may also impact western disturbances in India Verkhoyansk, a town in Siberia, has recorded the highest temperature in the Arctic circle in the last 140 years at 38 degree celsius. This is around 18°C higher than the normal temperature for this time of the year for the place. Even though the town is in the Guinness book of world...

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Climate report predicts hotter, rainier days -Jacob Koshy

-The Hindu Forecasting model from IITM, Pune, says heat waves likely to be three or four times higher India’s first ever national forecast on the impact of Global Warming on the subcontinent in the coming century, expects annual rainfall to increase, along with more severe cyclones and — paradoxically — more droughts. These projections, based on a climate forecasting model developed at the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), Pune, will be part...

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Locust invasions in a number of Indian states have arisen out of climate change induced extreme rainfalls in desert areas

In the midst of COVID-19 lockdown, desert locust swarms have been seen in parts of Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana and Madhya Pradesh in the second half of May 2020. The recent attacks by desert locust swarms have caused massive crop damage, depletion in the stock of cattle fodder and destruction of green vegetation in these states. As on 25th May, 2020, over half of Rajasthan’s 33 districts were...

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