Indian Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced an allocation of Rs30,300 million for the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) for the financial year 2022-23, of which Rs46,00 million were allotted towards
Scientists have long been warning that extreme weather would cause calamity in the future. But in South America — which in just the last month has had deadly landslides in Brazil, wildfire in Argentine wetlands and flooding in the Amazon so severe
Strong winds and heavy rain forced millions of people in Japan to take shelter in safe areas in Kagoshima city, the southwestern region of Kyushu (“Evacuation warnings after typhoon makes landfall in Japan, Sept. 19, Gulf Today website). According to the report, the powerful system has weakened since arriving on land on Sunday
World Ozone Day is observed on 16 September every year. As the Montreal Protocol to Protect the Ozone Layer, the most successful environmental treaty to date, turns 35 on Ozone Day, countries across the globe commemorated how the Protocol ended one of the biggest threats ever to face humanity as a whole: the depletion of the
He sounded a global alarm, warning leaders about the survival of humanity and the planet. In language that was sometimes downright undiplomatic, he called out those he blames for the perilous state of the world. It was Antonio Guterres’ strongest, most striking speech since he took the helm of the United Nations in 2017.
September is National Preparedness Month, but we hardly need the reminder to be prepared for natural disasters this year. Droughts, fires, floods, scorching heat and scouring rain — and along with them property damage, lost crops and rising energy insecurity — are just a few of this summer’s unrelenting reminders that we need to
A study conducted by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur has found that there has been a significant drop in sulphur dioxide (SO2) levels in India in the last decade as compared to the previous three decades. A report in the KPG Chronicle, which is the official news platform of
The Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East (EMME) region has become a global hot spot, warming twice as fast as the world’s average rate, and a major emitter of greenhouse gases. Temperatures could rise by 5 degrees before the end of the century, which is more than three times greater than the maximum 1.5 degrees C set
Former California Gov. Jerry Brown is living off the grid in retirement, but he’s still deeply connected on two issues that captivated him while in office and now are center stage globally: climate change and the threat of nuclear war.