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  • Asia to face more devastating calamities due to climate change: WMO

    The latest State of the Climate report by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) highlights the increasing threat of climate change in Asia, with rising temperatures, melting ice and glaciers, and rising sea levels leading to socio-economic disruptions in the region. The mean temperature over Asia in 2022 was the second or third warmest on record, with a significant deviation from the average temperature. This warming trend has serious implications for the region.

  • "Climate Crisis Poses Growing Health Threats in India: Urgent Need for Climate-Sensitive Planning"

    The delayed onset of monsoons in India this year, coupled with lower-than-normal rainfall predictions, heightened public anxiety about climate change and extreme weather conditions. The recent monsoon deluge led to severe floods, prompting the India Meteorological Department (IMD) to issue alerts for several states. The climate crisis is not only causing environmental disruptions but also posing a serious human health crisis in India.

  • Extreme weather conditions posing serious food security risks in India

    India is a major agricultural country, and its food security is essential for the country's economy and for the well-being of its people. However, climate change is posing a number of challenges to India's food security.

  • "Four Candidates Compete for Leadership of IPCC, Including First Women in History"

    The United Nations body responsible for assessing climate change science, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), is set to choose a new leader this week. The elected chair will serve for the next five to seven critical years, during which temperatures are expected to reach 1.5 degrees Celsius above preindustrial levels. Among the four candidates vying for the top position in Nairobi, history will be made as the first women candidates participate in the IPCC's 35-year existence.

  • "Mediterranean Battles Devastating Wildfires: 34 Dead in Algeria, Italy, and Spain; Blazes Spread Across Europe and North Africa"

    Wildfires are ravaging at least nine countries around the Mediterranean as scorching temperatures, dry conditions, and strong winds fuel the flames. Algeria has been hit hard, with fires spreading across 15 provinces and claiming the lives of 34 people. Witnesses describe the fires as resembling "blowtorches," leaving behind destruction and evacuations. The situation is also dire in Tunisia, Syria, Italy, Greece, France, Montenegro, and Portugal.

  • Ice growth plunges in Antarctica amidst blistering heatwaves

    Amid a summer of record heat, the consequences are far-reaching, even under the Antarctic night. In a place known for its vast sea ice halo, a dramatic and unprecedented event is unfolding. Scientists are witnessing the staggering impact as sea ice growth stalls, entering what they call "six sigma" territory - a rarity beyond comprehension.

  • Canadian Wildfire Smoke drifting into the US, deteriorating AQI

    Smoke from wildfires burning in Canada is drifting into the United States, causing air pollution and health concerns. The smoke is coming from several large wildfires that are burning in British Columbia and Alberta. The fires have been burning for weeks, and they have been fueled by hot, dry weather and strong winds.

  • "Climate Scientists Express Horror and Resentment as Global Heatwaves Unfold"

    Leading climate scientists share their deep sadness, horror, and resentment as devastating heatwaves grip much of the northern hemisphere. The record-breaking temperatures and extreme climate events align with scientists' projections, but they still find the ferocity of the impacts surprising and alarming. The experts warn that even a 1.2°C global warming increase is proving unsafe, and they emphasize the urgent need for collective action to combat climate change.

  • "Study Links Europe and US Heatwaves to Human-Induced Climate Change"

    A scientific study reveals that the heatwaves that struck Europe and the US in July would have been "virtually impossible" without the influence of human-induced climate change. The research also indicates that climate change made the heatwave in southern Europe 2.5°C hotter and increased the likelihood of the heatwave affecting parts of China by 50 times.

  • "Proposed Budget Cuts Threaten Water Projects in Ohio and Beyond"

    Proposed federal budget cuts to infrastructure and environmental programs could have severe consequences for communities in Ohio and other states. The House Appropriations Committee has put forward a bill that includes deep cuts to funding for clean water and drinking water projects through state revolving funds, posing a significant challenge to ensuring safe drinking water, replacing aging infrastructure, and addressing climate change impacts.