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.
June gets 10% deficit Monsoon rains; heavy rain in 377 stations, highest in 5 yrs
The onset month of the Monsoon season, June, ended with deficit rainfall to the tune of 10% of the LPA (Long Period Average). The countrywide cumulative rainfall during June 1-30 was recorded at 148.6 mm against the normal average of 165.3 mm.
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
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)
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.
Rising heat, falling food security: Climate change leading to crop failure
IPCC warning that heat stress on agriculture can lead to food shortages in India has already started to come true this year, with wheat output falling 5-10% compared to last year
Heatwaves: No Relief in Sight for Daily Wagers in Cities
Heat, especially when combined with humidity, can slow people down when they’re performing heavy work such as in agriculture or construction. As the climate heats up further due to greenhouse gas emissions, every fraction of a degree of warming is causing more work time to be lost for heat-related reasons.
India 15% more vulnerable to heat extremes than in 1990: Lancet report
Urgent action is needed to integrate climate change mitigation into COVID-19 recovery plans to address global inequities in health and build a sustainable future, says report