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Indian climate models to aid future IPCC reports -Jacob Koshy

-The Hindu The climate models will be prepared by the Pune-based Centre for Climate Change Research Mysuru: India will have its own climate change models to project the impact of global warming over the decades and these will form part of the forthcoming Sixth Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Reports that is expected to be available in 2020. The IPCC reports — there have been five so far since 1988 — are coordinated by the United Nations...

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A year of extreme weather conditions for India -Nikita Mehta

-Livemint.com The year that is drawing to a close was dotted by extreme weather events, posing new challenges for weather forecasting New Delhi: Unseasonal rains and crop damage in several states, followed by deficit rainfall and drought in nine states, topped off by a deluge in Chennai at the end of 2015. The year that is drawing to a close was dotted by extreme weather events, which are becoming more frequent. Several...

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Caught in the eddies -Nivedita Khandekar

-The Statesman It's the same story every year. Heavy rains, huge volume of water spilling over the water channels and mismanagement of rivers in spate, leading to heavy floods inundating large parts of India. This year too the story is no different. Even as this article goes to print, Assam, West Bengal, Manipur, Odisha, Gujarat and Rajasthan almost a third of India is either facing floods or coping with a trail...

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India develops new climate change model -Nikita Mehta

-Livemint.com Model will allow India next year to contribute for the first time to annual report of global climate change panel New Delhi: India has a new and improved climate prediction model, which will help make more accurate long-range forecasts of the erratic monsoon and allow scientists to better study the impact of climate change on the monsoon. The model, developed by researchers at the Pune-based Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM),...

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Review of national targets must for climate action: Pachauri -Meena Menon

-The Hindu While India and other countries have been opposing a review of their national contributions to tackle climate change, chairperson of the Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Dr. R. K. Pachauri is firm that unless there is a process of review in place, the direction the world is taking to tackle climate change will not be clear. A periodic review of targets and achievements is a must, he...

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