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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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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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The attack on agroecology -Sujatha Byravan

-The Hindu Powerful lobbies with vested interests see agroecology as a threat to their influence on farming systems Agroecology is recognised worldwide as a system that enhances fertile landscapes, increases yields, restores soil health and biodiversity, promotes climate resilience and improves farmers’ well-being. Its practices are supported by many agricultural scientists, the Food and Agriculture Organization, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, farmers’ groups and several NGOs. It is therefore surprising that...

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A case for a differential global carbon tax -Rohit Azad & Shouvik Chakraborty

-The Hindu All nations must climb down the emissions ladder without giving up on their standard of living Climate change is a global problem, and a global problem needs a global solution. The most recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report suggests that we, as humankind, might have just over a decade left to limit global warming. The IPCC says total global emissions will need to fall by 45% from 2010...

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Irrigation could be delaying monsoon in India, cautions IPCC study -TV Jayan

-The Hindu Business Line But it could be helping to boost rainfall in the Horn of Africa Is irrigation adversely affecting the monsoon in India and delaying its onset? Maybe, according to a report on climate change and land brought out by the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) last week. “Irrigation in India occurs prior to the start of the monsoon season and the resulting land cooling decreases the land-sea...

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