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11 Million Pakistanis at Risk of Flooding by 2040: Report

11 Million Pakistanis at Risk of Flooding by 2040: Report

Unless governments urgently boost their flood defenses, millions of people across the world will be at risk from river flooding in the next 20 years, scientists said on Wednesday. As global warming increases, likelihood of severe rainfall would also rise, says a …Continue reading

If Temperature Rises by Two Degrees, a Fourth of Earth’s Land Will Be Arid by 2050, Study Suggests

Over a quarter of the world’s land will dry up if the atmospheric temperature rises by two degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels in the next three decades, the upper limit for the global average temperature rise set by nations under the Paris …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

2017 One of the Three Hottest Years on Record: World Meteorological Organization

The World Meteorological Organization has listed 2017 among the three hottest years on record. In the WMO’s Statement on the State of the Climate released at the United Nations Climate Change Conference held in Germany, scientists have said that 2016 remains the …Continue reading

How Hot Weather and Climate Change Affect Airline Flights

Hot weather has forced dozens of commercial flights to be canceled at airports in the Southwest this summer. This flight-disrupting heat is a warning sign. Climate change is projected to have far-reaching repercussions – including sea level rise inundating cities and shifting weather patterns causing long-term declines …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

New Report Highlights Pakistan’s Need to Adapt to Climate Change

A report launched by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) comes as a reminder about the potentially devastating impact of climate change on Asian countries under a business-as-usual scenario of up to 8.5 degree Celsius rise in global temperatures by the end of …Continue reading

Global Stocktake Shows the 43 Greenhouse Gases Driving Global Warming

The most comprehensive collection of atmospheric greenhouse gas measurements, published today, confirms the relentless rise in some of the most important greenhouse gases. The data show that today’s aggregate warming effect of carbon dioxide (CO₂), methane (CH₄) and nitrous oxide (N₂O) is …Continue reading

While Nations Play Politics, Cities and States Are Taking up the Climate Challenge

Last week, Donald Trump entered the White House Rose Garden and announced that the United States would withdraw from the Paris climate accord. In doing so, he fulfilled his campaign promise to “cancel” the Paris deal, a move that calls into question …Continue reading

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