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Greenhouse gas concentrations reach record high

Greenhouse gas concentrations reach record high

Greenhouse gas levels in the atmosphere have reached record breaking levels again, according to a report released by the United Nations World Meteorological Organization (WMO) on Thursday. Observations from the WMO Global Atmosphere Watch (GAW) show that carbon dioxide levels in the …Continue reading

Planting Trees Cannot Replace Cutting Carbon Dioxide Emissions, Scientists Say

A new study argues that a singular focus on planting trees will not help in keeping global warming to well below two degrees celsius above the pre-industrial levels. To ensure that global temperature remains under this safe limit, the signatories to the …Continue reading

Satellite to Monitor Climate Change Impact Launched Into Orbit

A satellite equipped with technology enabling it to monitor effects of climate change on Earth’s surface and atmosphere has been launched into the planet’s orbit this week by Arianespace, a commercial launch service provider. The launch took place at the company’s French …Continue reading

Disappearing Forests

Pakistan’s forests are no longer what they used to be. At the time of partition, the country’s forest cover stood at 33 percent. By 1990, Pakistan’s forest cover had declined to 3.3 percent. Fast forward another quarter of a century, to 2015, …Continue reading

Warmer Winters ‘May Take a Toll on Wheat Yield’

Like December, Met Office forecasts January temperatures to be warmer than average as well. This year, winter weather in Pakistan has been about two to three degrees warmer than average, on the celsius scale, the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) reports. PMD director …Continue reading

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