It is a big question, and it is a troubling question. To keep the climate change goal of restricting the rise of temperature to less than 2 degrees Celsius, it will be necessary to reach net-zero carbon emissions.
Countries gathered on Tuesday for the start of a key UN nature conference in Montreal, aiming to broker a new global agreement to protect what’s left of Earth’s wildlife and natural spaces. Negotiators hope that the two-week summit, known as COP15, yields a deal that ensures there is more “nature” — animals, plants, and healthy
A Natural Resources Defence Council (NDRC) press release has highlighted new research, among the first to quantify the city-level benefits of climate action in India, shows that assertive adaptation measures and clean energy deployment in Ahmedabad could reduce air pollution, save energy, and avoid more than 1,400 premature deaths
Spin your globe, fast as you can. Stop it with your hand, anywhere you want. This is probably the one week in your life when you will be able to look at whatever place on the globe is under your thumb — or closest to it — and feel like you know what the folks who live there are talking to each other about at that very moment.
It’s so terrifying to see the disastrous situation of California because of climate change and it’s a wakeup call for the whole world to work together to save the world (“California wildfire rages on as US bakes in record-setting heat wave,” July 24, Gulf Today website). The United States of America is the only superpower in the world.
As the world struggles to renounce its burning of fossil fuels, scientists are studying whether atmospheric geoengineering could help limit warming and avert climate catastrophe. One potential method, solar radiation management (SRM), seeks to reflect the sun’s rays back into space, with the most
The United Arab Emirates, which holds the COP28 presidency, has released the ‘Net-Zero Transition Charter: Accountability mobilisation for the private sector’ on Wednesday based on the technical report of Global Stocktake of September 8 which showed that the targets set in the Paris Agreement
The latest edition of the World Energy Outlook (WEO), the most authoritative global source of energy analysis and projections, released by the International Energy Agency (IEA), has said that India is likely to see the highest growth in energy demand over the next three decades compared to every other country
Some of the world’s biggest companies have made ambitious promises about cutting carbon emissions. But they might be placing too much faith in a carbon-negation technique that has turned out to be about as reliable as financing your retirement with Bed Bath & Beyond coupons. The climate pledges of two dozen companies leading the corporate
With the delaying of crucial UK climate targets by Sunak, the message is loud and clear. Neither Climate Finance nor greenhouse gas reduction appear to be on the horizon in the near future, much like the challenges faced in nuclear disarmament efforts. Our accomplishments thus far include only a fraction of the