Climate change: 4% of global GDP could be lost by 2050, Indian subcontinent to be badly hit

Climate change could see 4% of global annual economic output lost by 2050 and hit many poorer parts of the world disproportionately hard, a new study of 135 countries has estimated. Ratings firm S&P Global, which gives countries credit scores based on the health of their economies, published a report on Tuesday…

Climate change: Indian researchers develop material that can absorb greenhouse gas, convert it to Hydrogen

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in its latest report called for a drastic reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 in a bid to achieve net-zero goals. To boost India’s chances, a team of researchers from the Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT) in Hyderabad has come up with a…

Climate change: Millions to face power woes in US West as water level hits historic low

A massive reservoir known as a boating mecca dipped below a critical threshold on Tuesday raising new concerns about a source of power that millions of people in the U.S. West rely on for electricity. Lake Powell’s fall to below 3,525 feet (1,075 meters) puts it at its lowest level since the lake filled after the…

Scientists develop super potato that could resist rising heat from climate change

With climate change becoming more and more aggressive and extreme events visible across the world, scientists are worried about its effect on the global food supply. To tackle the rising threat to food, agricultural researchers are working on developing ways to improve crops by making them resistant to rising…

Climate change, tectonic movement changing course of Himalayan glaciers: Study

With climate change aggravating the melting of glaciers across the world, scientists have for the first time spotted a rare event in the Himalayan glaciers. It has abruptly changed its main course and scientists are attributing it to climate change and tectonic movements. Indian researchers were studying an unnamed…

Climate change: Sea level rise to be tracked from space, new mission to conduct global water survey

As climate change turns for the worse and sea-level rise threatens cities across the world, a new mission is in the final stages that will conduct the first global survey of Earth’s surface water and study ocean currents. The Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) mission will be launched in 2022 as engineers…

Climate change altering Ganga’s flow, more floods predicted: Study

Anew study from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and the Indian Institute of Technology-Kanpur hints at more floods from the Ganga basin as human activities and climate change alter its water flow. Increasing human activities have already had disastrous impacts on the river, from severe pollution to changing its…

Climate change: Exposure to extreme heat has tripled since 1983

World leaders have committed to limiting Earth’s rising temperature to 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) above pre-industrial times. But what does that feel like? It’s difficult to convey, because you may not notice changes in average temperature. But, depending on where you live, you might notice when…

Canadian woman first in the world to be diagnosed as suffering from ‘climate change’

ACanadian woman in her 70s could be the first patient to be ever diagnosed as suffering from ‘climate change’ as doctors blame her health condition on the deadly heatwaves earlier this year. Dr Kyle Merritt of Kootenay Lake Hospital, who diagnosed the patient, told Times Colonist about the aggravated toll…

Machines scrubbing carbon dioxide from air gain momentum in fight against climate change

On a field ringed by rolling green hills in Iceland, fans attached to metal structures that look like an industrial-sized Lego project are spinning. Their mission is to scrub the atmosphere by sucking carbon dioxide from the air and storing it safely underground. Just a few years ago, this technology, known as…