This year is on track to be among the hottest ever and that would make 2015-2019 the world’s hottest five-year period on record, as per the World Meteorological Organization, and yet it is shocking that world leaders have failed to recognise the urgency of addressing climate change as a main priority.
Hundreds of thousands of young people taking to the streets across the globe sends a loud and clear message that decision-makers do not anymore have the luxury of dilly-dallying
In fire-encircled seaside communities along a 200-kilometre (135-mile) strip of coast, terrified people -- wrapped in blankets and make-shift facemasks -- sought refuge near the water.
Almost 400 people more died in the Netherlands during Europe’s recent record-breaking heatwave than in a regular summer week, Dutch national statistics agency CBS said on Friday.
Countries across Europe are bracing themselves for potentially lethally high temperatures this week. While there are no indications that an event as extreme as the 2003 heatwave, which killed 70,000 people, is likely, thermometers could rise to 45c in some places, and with it an increase in deaths.
As if the political heat, accompanied by clashes and protests, claiming lives in some parts of India were not enough, the searing heatwave in India has also taken over the role of the Grim Reaper, hitting alarming levels. Four people died in ‘unbearable’ heat while travelling by train in northern India,
Today’s confirmation of the US’s official withdrawal from the 2015 Paris climate accord was expected, albeit depressing beyond words. President Trump announced he would pull out
Just a glance at some of the happenings around the world triggered by climate change would indicate the danger facing the planet and the need for urgency in tackling global warming.
India is the fifth most vulnerable of 181 countries to the effects of climate change, with its poorest being the most at risk, according to the Global Climate Risk 2020 report.