The Paris agreement was adopted by 195 parties at the UN climate conference "COP 21" held in the French capital in 2015 with an aim to reduce the hazardous greenhouse gas emissions. Nineteen members of the G20, except the US, have voiced their commitment to the full implementation of the deal.
Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, 16, was named Time Magazine's Person of the Year for 2019, NBC's Today show announced on Wednesday. Thunberg, who turns 17 in January and who is known for her blunt, straightforward speaking manner, has urged immediate action to address what she describes as the global climate crisis.
The storm was expected to make landfall around 7:00 pm local time (1600 GMT), and island authorities warned inhabitants in a statement to stay indoors and "not come out in any circumstances".
India is the fifth most vulnerable country to climate change, according to a report released by Environment think tank, Germanwatch. In the Climate Risk Index 2020, India’s rank has worsened from the 14th spot in 2017 to 5th in 2018 in the global vulnerability ladder.
The provisional report also took note of a number of record high temperatures in India, including 48 degree Celsius at New Delhi Airport on 10 June and flagged how such examples at several other places with higher-than-usual recorded temperatures in the country and elsewhere in the world were consistent with a warm year globally.
The twin objectives of the Conference (COP25) are to bring more and more nations on board to work for ‘net zero emissions’ by 2050 and finalise rules on how countries can reduce their emissions using global carbon markets.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Sunday that the world's efforts to stop climate change have been "utterly inadequate" so far and there is a danger global warming could pass the "point of no return."
Channel 4 said their one-hour live debate was for party leaders only but Prime Minister Boris Johnson declined to take part. Therefore the channel replaced UK PM Boris Johnson with a melting ice sculpture of planet Earth with his party's logo on after the PM refused to participate.
Global emissions of greenhouse gases hit a new high in 2018 despite "scientific warnings and political commitments", said a UN report as it warned that the world is heading for an average temperature rise by 3.2 degree Celsius by 2100 bringing more disastrous consequences of climate change even if all current commitments under the Paris Agreement are implemented.
With greater intensity, these events can worsen storms, drought, and coral bleaching in El Nino years. The findings, published in the journal Geophysical Review Letters, showed compelling evidence in the Pacific Ocean that the stronger El Ninos are part of a climate pattern that is new and strange.
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