As the death toll from flooding in Western Europe climbed above 180 on Sunday climate scientists say the link between extreme weather and global warming is unmistakable and the urgency to do something about climate change undeniable (“Europe toll jumps
As scientists gather online to finalise a long-awaited update on global climate research, recent extreme weather events across the globe highlight the need for more research on how it will play out, especially locally. The list of extremes in just the last few weeks has been startling:
This is with reference to the article “A burning issue that can’t be doused soon” (Aug. 17). Well, I believe that the world’s leaders and scientists are now delaying in telling us that the inevitable is the new normal — that climate change and the erratic effects are here to
Harsh climate events across India indicate the increasing intensity of the extreme weather events across the country. This year, till now, India has been devastated by floods in Maharashtra and north Bihar, rockslides and cloudburst in Himachal Pradesh, excessive rainfall in Goa
Changes of government in the states as a result of defection of groups of legislators or even entire parties have not been unusual in India since Prime Minister Narendra Modi led his Bharatiya Janata Party and its allies to power eight years ago. Needless to say the BJP was usually the major beneficiary of these changes,
It is great news that Saudi Arabia has opened to collect Umrah pilgrimage form from the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has announced that those who obtain tourist visas and commercial visas will now be allowed to submit papers (“Commercial and tourist visa holders can now perform Umrah,” Gulf Today, Aug.14).
A depressing and pathetic battle is going on in a Los Angeles courtroom to win control of the paltry belongings of the notorious murderer and cult leader Charles Manson. All that is at stake in the dispute over his will are the clothes he owned and maybe two or three guitars — the stuff he had at Corcoran State Prison when
Sometimes you read an article about some project, and it really grabs your attention and brings about a total change in your perspective about how you view the world. The Extreme Ice Survey is one such project, and the documentary, Chasing the Ice, based on this project, is recommended as a must-read and