# CLIMATE CHANGE
Heat records shattered globally as Earth warms faster: Reports
July 3, 2023 was declared as the hottest day globally ever recorded, while June 2023 became the hottest month across the planet, with abnormally high temperatures recorded on both land and sea.
As fish numbers decline in Chennai, how can we consume seafood sustainably
Fishing communities, restaurateurs, and researchers agree on the need for alternative ways to consume seafood to limit further stress on marine life. This is the concluding part of CarbonImpacts’s 2-part series on exploring solutions for sustainable food consumption patterns.
Fatal heatwave in Uttar Pradesh linked to climate change: Analysis
New analysis shows that the extreme heat event in Uttar Pradesh in June this year was made at least two times more likely by human-caused climate change
How Uttarakhand fared in a decade after devastating Kedarnath floods in 2013
Given the fragile nature of Himalayan mountains amidst changing climatic conditions, extreme weather events have only increased in the last 10 years across the state.
Over 600 mn people in India would be exposed to dangerous heat at 2.7°C global warming: Study
Assuming a future population of 9.5 billion people, India would have the greatest population, more than 600 million, exposed at 2.7°C global warming. At 1.5°C, this figure would be far lower, at about 90 million.
Climate change made Asia humid heatwave at least 30 times more likely: WWA Study
Climate change has made humid heatwaves over India and Bangladesh 30 times more likely in mid-April 2023, according to the latest study released by the World Weather Attribution (WWA). Meanwhile, humid heatwave spells over Thailand and Lao People's Democratic Republic during the same period, would have been ‘virtually impossible’ without human-induced climate change.
India's Sustainability Goals At Risk Because Of Extreme Heat
A new study suggests that climate change-induced heatwaves in India can hinder or reverse the country’s progress in fulfilling the sustainable development goals (SDGs)
Longest La Niña of decade ends, El Niño on its way
After staying put for three consecutive years, the triple-dip La Niña conditions finally came to an end officially. The oceanic temperatures have been increasing consistently indicating the return of El Niño conditions.
Act Now Or It Is Too Late: IPCC Synthesis Report Gives Final warning on Climate Crisis
The report said exceeding 1.5°C warming limit would lead to irreversible impacts for glaciers, extreme heat stress in tropics, which will impact those who have been least responsible for global warming.
The impact of changing patterns of Western Disturbances and La Niña on warmer winters
According to meteorologists, the anomaly in the temperatures and rainfall is the result of alterations in the weather patterns. The intensity as well as frequency of Western Disturbances have been on the lower side this winter season.
Hottest February shatters record, India gears up for intense heatwaves ahead
India witnessed the hottest February since 1901, with average maximum temperature peaking at 29.54°C. March to follow similar trend, with mercury to continue settle above normal.
Climate Change: Heat builds up across Northwest India, major threat to wheat crop
Absence of Western Disturbances have paved way for the early warming, indicating a repeat of what we experienced in 2022 across large parts of the country. With this, India is once again likely to miss the spring season.
Joshimath subsidence demonstrates risks of unplanned, rampant development in fragile areas: Experts
NTPC in particular has been called out for its unchecked development in vulnerable areas exacerbating the impacts of climate change, which is a force multiplier. Joshimath is a clear example of what should not be done in the Himalayas, say experts
How Climate Change exacerbates rural India's debt burden
Ongoing shifts in rainfall and temperature under climate change are likely to increase the debt burden on rural households, particularly those in dry areas and belonging to marginalised groups, finds the study
Climate Adaptation: We need novel solutions to protect our safety net for the future
To quantify the role of climate change, attribution scientists estimate the likelihood of these extreme events using models that simulate how the climate would have been if humans hadn’t released large amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.
South Asian Experts Raise Pitch For Loss and Damage to be Part of COP27 Agenda
Extreme weather events across the globe reflect an urgent need to include loss and damage in the upcoming COP27 agenda, the absence of which will render the conference futile, say experts
India’s solar, wind energy production to dip due to climate change: Study
In the solar potential regional analysis, future projections predict a shift in the frequency of solar radiation in the negative direction, implying that solar energy production will decrease in the immediate future.
What Bengaluru floods 2022 taught us about increasing threat of urban flooding in India
Bengaluru rains were a result of change in Monsoon trends that have of late become unpredictable and complex. However, meteorologists claim that extremely heavy rainfall cannot be blamed alone and that it was the city's bad urban planning that led to such a grave situation.
Climate impact: 48 million Indians at risk of zinc deficiency by 2050
138 million people are globally expected to be affected by zinc deficiency by 2030, most of them to be likely from African and South Asian countries, with nearly 48 million residing in India alone.
Extreme events to be new normal in the Indian Subcontinent
Meteorologists are citing concerns over changes in the track of Monsoon weather systems across the country. The trend has become more and more visible in the last 4-5 years, with the 2022 season being the latest one. In fact, recent Pakistan floods have also been attributed to this change.