Climate Change


UN climate talks race to complete climate-saving draft

Le Bourget: India and US are working in a ‘constructive way’ for a climate deal that is comfortable to both, a top American official has said, as negotiators from 195 nations today race to secure a blueprint that will form the base of the most complex global accord ever attempted. As the high-stake climate talks here enters its sixth day, negotiators appeared confident that some kind of deal will be reached before next weekend and they will be able to avert a repeat of 2009 Copenhagen summit — that failedRead More

National symposium on climate change and smart agriculture on June 13 and 14

Bhopal: An important national symposium will be held during Krishi Mahotsav on climate change, its effects and precautionary methods at Gwalior on June 13 and 14. Eminent subject experts of the country and state will participate in it. The symposium will be inaugurated by Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan. Union Minister of Steel and Mining Shri Narendra Singh will also be present. “Climate Change and Smart Agriculture Technologies” is the topic of the national symposium to be held at Rajmata Vijay Raje Scindia Agriculture University, Gwalior. Apart from inauguralRead More

Deep faith in nature and Indian philosophy offer solution to environmental crisis: CM

Bhopal: Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that deep faith in nature and sense of respect for is the Indian solution to prevent perils of climate change. He said that nature holds enough resources for all living beings. Mindless exploitation of these resources has resulted in serious environmental problems like climate change and global warming. Shri Chouhan was addressing a national seminar on “Environment, Climate Change and Indian Philosophy – From Crisis to Solution” at the auditorium of Madhya Pradesh Council for Science & Technology here today. ScienceRead More

100 million will die if world fails to tackle climate change

London: More than 100 million people will die and global economic growth will be cut by 3.2 percent of gross domestic product (GDP)  by 2030 it the world fails to tackle climate change, a report commissioned by 20 governments said on Wednesday. If the world fails to tackle the climate change than more than 100 million people will die and global economic growth will be cut by 3.2 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) by 2030, an international report said on Wednesday. As global temperature rise due to green houseRead More

Collaboration to deal with the consequences of climate change

NEW DELHI: India realizes that consequences of climate change in Himalayas can no longer be ignored therefore along with Bhutan, Nepal and Bangladesh has signed a declaration for wide-ranging collaboration on energy, water, food and biodiversity issues to addresss the threat to their ecosystem. A leading conservation organisation, said in a statement that the deal signed at Bhutanese capital Thimphu could lead the way to similar climate adaptation plans being implemented to cover other threatened ecosystems. “The success of our initiative will not only have direct and immediate benefits forRead More

Landmarks Plunge into Darkness as World Switches-off

New Delhi and Mumbai joined major cities and global landmarks that plunged into darkness as millions of people switched off lights for an hour, marking their protest against climate change. In the national capital lights were switched off at shops, hotels, the Red Fort, the Humayun Tomb and several other important buildings. In Mumbai, Mayor Shraddha Jadhav led thousands of youth in a candle light procession that commenced at her residence in the Shivaji Park area of the city. This year’s symbolic one-hour switch-off – now an annual global eventRead More

Delhi to Join World Cities in Observing ‘Earth Hour’ on Saturday

New Delhi will join other world cities tomorrow in observing the ‘Earth Hour’ by turning off the lights for one hour from 8.30 to 9.30 pm, said media reports. It may be mentioned that the annual ‘Earth Hour’ initiative organized by World Wide Fund for Nature which has 50 million supporters across the globe a network in over 100 countries has emerged as one of the largest global campaigns to combat climate change. Promising support to the initiative, the city government initiated a campaign and urged people to observe theRead More

Laden Flays US on Climate Change, Financial Bailouts

Lecturing the US and other industrial nations on climate change in a new verbal assault, al-Qaida chief Osama bin Laden has urged a dollar boycott over US ‘slavery’, reported AFP. In a message broadcast on Al-Jazeera television, which coincides with the World Economic Forum in Davos, Laden said, “All industrial nations, mainly the big ones, are responsible for the crisis of global warming.” “Discussing climate change is not an intellectual luxury, but a reality,” he said in the audio recording. The authenticity of the tape could not be immediately verified,Read More

Climate Accord Is Partial Success, Has ‘Inbuilt Hazards’: Ramesh

Union Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh has described the Copenhagen accord on climate change as a partial success for India, saying that it has certain ‘inbuilt hazards’ of which developing countries should be wary. “The accord has certain inbuilt hazards and the developing world, especially India, has to be wary on those accounts. “The foremost risk is that the developed world could demand an end to the Kyoto Protocol (based on the principle of equity),” Ramesh, who was here yesterday to review the progress of the Ganga river cleanliness programme, toldRead More

US Cannot Challenge India on Climate Goals: Pachauri

Top environmentalist RK Pachauri has dismissed America’s claims that it can challenge India’s domestic climate actions, clarifying that there was no power granted to the US in the Copenhagen accord for such interference. Pachauri, the Chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), made the above remarks while reacting to a statement given by White House senior advisor David Axelrod that the climate accord allows the US to not only unilaterally review India’s progress but also challenge the country if it failed to meet its domestic climate targets. RejectingRead More