Offshore Oil and Gas on the Gulf Coast: Mitigating Risks with Data

In 2016, the US offshore oil and natural gas industries—which are heavily concentrated in the Gulf of Mexico— contributed 315,000 jobs and $30 billion to the US economy. These industries are lucrative, but they see their fair share of challenges.  Even during the best of times, the extraction of oil and gas demands strict attention […]

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What do the climate strikers want?

Climate Change is real. It is here and it is happening now.

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2020’s weather disasters cost India loss of USD 10 billion; over 2000 killed: Report

Extreme weather events due to climate change have cost the world billions in damages in 2020, according to the London-based Christian Aid’s report, ‘Counting the cost 2020: A year of climate breakdown’. According to the report, floods and Cyclone Amphan in India accounted for maximum loss of lives globally due to climate change-triggered events in […]

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Policy Trends and A Prescription To Prevent Himalayan Degradation

(This is the last article in a series of three articles on the issue of Himalayan climate change. Read the second article here.) The emergency of the Himalayan climate risks, now having been illuminated and described, has already received professed remedial policies. The global and regional development watchdogs, United Nations Development Programs (UNDP), and the International […]

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Global carbon emissions down by 7% in 2020 amid Covid lockdown

Coronavirus lockdowns in 2020 have helped the world cut its carbon dioxide emissions by 7%, the biggest drop ever, new preliminary figures show. The Global Carbon Project, an authoritative group of dozens of international scientists who track emissions, calculated that the world will have put 37 billion US tons (34 billion metric tons) of carbon […]

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Why we need to worry about Climate Change?

If I recall a few natural disasters from the past few months only  : Forest fires in Amazon, Australia, California (much longer and disastrous) Covid-19, pandemic Melting of glaciers (Chunks of ice in the Antarctic have broken apart.) Coral reefs have been bleached of their colours. Mosquitoes are expanding their territory, able to spread disease. It […]

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Green pandemic recovery can solve climate crisis: Report

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) December 9, 2020, released its annual Emissions Gap Report 2020. The report measures the gap between anticipated emissions and those consistent with limiting the global temperature rise this century as agreed in the 2015 Paris Agreement. For Covid-19 recovery from the slowdown, governments are spending at an unprecedented scale, the […]

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How climate change is affecting public health

Climate change affects people’s health in many ways. The final changes in the environment can exacerbate existing health problems as well as create new ones. Extreme temperatures, increasing pollution, malnutrition, etc. lead to deterioration of physical and mental health. Studies have shownthat in areas where greening is high, the IQ of the residents is higher […]

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Mitigating Climate Change: It Starts With Better Ocean Data

For years (and we mean many years), the ocean helped us mitigate the early effects of human emissions by absorbing greenhouse gases, like carbon dioxide and heat, from the atmosphere. As a result, more than 90 percent of the warming that happened on Earth between 1971 and 2010 occurred in the ocean. A selfless act […]

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India lost 118.3 billion work hours in 2019 due to extreme heat: Lancet Report

The Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change released its fifth annual report on health and climate change and not all is well. The report tracks more than 40 indicators on links between health and climate change, and this year’s report presents the most worrying outlook to date, as key trends worsen. The 2020 report […]

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Updates: After Nivar, Cyclone Burevi to cross Tamil Nadu coast between Dec 3 and 4

Barely a week after Cyclone Nivar, Burevi is set to hit tamil Nadu coast This is the second cyclone formed in the southwest region of the Bay of Bengal within a week. It is likely to intensify further during the next 12 hours and cross Sri Lanka’s coast by this evening/night. The wind speeds are […]

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Strategizing For A Looming Himalayan Breakdown

This is the second in the series of three soft-research based articles to bring to light the climate risks surrounding the Himalayas. It brings out the modes of disintegration that the Himalayas have been going through, as recorded by reports by scientists.

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Cyclone Nivar updates: Storm weakens into ‘cyclonic storm’

Cyclone Nivar may cross Tamil Nadu and Puducherry in the south-western Bay of Bengal coastal area tomorrow evening, the weather office has predicted. As of 5.30am of Tuesday, the cyclone was located at about 410 kms east-southeast of Puducherry and 450kms southeast of Chennai. “Deep depression has intensified into a cyclonic storm — NIVAR over […]

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The inconspicuous climate risks of the Himalayas

Gathering unheard eco-anxious voices and the Climate Risks growing in the Himalayas remind the world of how there is a third pole too falling apart. This article captures the core reasons why it is now a growing emergency. It is co-authored by Varun Kumar and Sweta Bhushan, two eco-anxious architects working on bringing to light climatic risks that shouldn't be unprioritized.

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How dangerous it can be to ignore climate change

People is gonna start caring about the earth when its the end of it and  Its all our fault, We’ve been constantly using fossil fuels at huge proportions and we’re going to soon pay the price, when we talk about Political leaders they refuse to acknowledge what’s going on because they’re not gonna be the […]

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