Abhiir Bhalla, a 21-year-old environmentalist from Delhi, is advocating for the role of youth in climate action. Bhalla started his environmental journey at the age of 13, when he founded a youth organization called Green Circle. The organization works to raise awareness about environmental issues and to promote sustainable practices. Bhalla has also worked with the United Nations Environment Programme and the Children's Health Environmental Coalition.
Climate change is increasing the risks for people with lung conditions, such as asthma and Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). A study by the European Respiratory Society found that climate change is causing more frequent and severe air pollution episodes, which can trigger asthma attacks and worsen COPD symptoms. The study also found that climate change is leading to an increase in pollen levels, which can trigger allergies and asthma attacks.
Students from Delhi University’s Jesus and Mary College (JMC) in Delhi have built an eco-friendly toilet at the Kamla Market Police Station. The toilet is made from sustainable materials, such as eco-bricks, fly ash, and single-use plastic bottles. It also features energy-saving features, such as motion-sensor lights and a solar-powered water heater.
Climate change is a pressing issue, and our future generation must be aware of the consequences we are facing. In schools, teachers have now started navigating climate change in the classroom. Teachers face many challenges while introducing climate change in the classroom, such as the emotional toll it can take on students and the lack of resources.
A new study published in the Nature Journal suggests that Arctic sea ice could vanish completely during the summer months by the 2030s. The study was conducted by researchers from the University of California, Irvine.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is planning to set up a climate change and health hub in New Delhi. The hub will be a platform for knowledge sharing, partnerships, and innovations in the areas of climate change and health. It will also help developing countries build climate-resilient health systems.
Even Antarctica, one of the coldest and most remote places on Earth, is being affected by climate change. According to new research, the sea ice in Antarctica is at an all-time low, and ice shelves are melting and collapsing at an alarming rate. These changes are having a significant impact on the region's ecosystems, and are also contributing to rising sea levels around the world.
A study by NASA found that the risks of climate change are compounding as the planet warms. The study, which was published in the journal Nature Climate Change, found that the impacts of climate change are not just getting worse, but they are also becoming more interconnected.
Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) is the only smart city in Maharashtra to receive a four-star rating for effective climate action. PCMC received the rating from the Climate Action Tracker (CAT), an independent scientific analysis that tracks countries' progress on climate action. The CAT rating is based on a city's performance in five areas: greenhouse gas emissions, renewable energy, energy efficiency, adaptation, and finance.
The recent heavy rains in Himachal Pradesh have caused serious damage, and the Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh, Jai Ram Thakur, has blamed the rains on climate change and faulty infrastructure.