It’s not the Tube, though travelling on London Underground during a heatwave is a bit like taking a one-way ticket directly into hell, into Dante’s Inferno; the screams and cries of the damned all around you. It’s not work, even though by mid-afternoon the air conditioning has warmed to a murky soup, and the long-sleeved
Seven of eight earth system boundaries (ESBs) that are critical for stability of the planet’s health and survival of species have already been crossed, a new research paper by the Earth Commission published in the Nature journal said, suggesting that the very future of humanity may now be at risk from the climate crisis. Transgression of
As years pass, the deadly effects of global warming take place mercilessly. The heat wave in scorching summer in India claimed 170 innocent lives which is alarming for the whole world (“Days of sweltering heat, power cuts in northern India overwhelm hospitals as death toll climbs to 170,” June 19, Gulf Today website).
Cyclones, heatwaves, earthquakes — India is reeling under severe and varied natural challenges! As The Weather Channel India (WCI states, India looks a little weird right now. Cyclones and other conflicting weather systems have impacted the country recently in diverse ways! Cyclone Biparjoy completed its landfall last week near
It’s a good decision by the United States President Joe Biden to declare an emergency in California because heavy rain, floods, power outages and mudslides ruined daily life (“Biden declares emergency for California due to winter storms,” Jan.16, Gulf Today website). According to the report, Biden approved an emergency
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) started keeping weather records in 1901. Since then, as an IMD press release on the Climate of India 2022 stated, the year 2022 has been the fifth warmest for India. The annual mean land surface air temperature averaged over India during 2022 was +0.510C above the long-term average
The recently released Deloitte’s 2023 CxO Sustainability report shows that tackling the impact of climate change is a top priority for top Indian company executives (CxOs), who have ranked it higher than economic outlook. At least 57% of the Indian CxOs said climate change is among the top three priorities, compared to 42%
Last month, nuclear fusion topped headlines around the world when scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California announced an essential milestone in developing this nascent technology. They achieved “ignition,” meaning more energy came out of a reaction than was needed to make the reaction happen in the first place.
Over 32 trillion gallons of rain and snow fell on California since Christmas. Now this is a scenario that no one, let alone Americans, would want to see repeated in future. The strongest of California’s storms from atmospheric rivers, long and wide plumes of moisture that form over an ocean and flow through the sky over land,
It is an interesting study that volcanic eruptions caused cooling of temperatures as found in the 1815 eruption of Mount Tambora in Indonesia, and it has reduced temperatures by 3 degrees Celsius or 5.4 degrees Fahrenheit. The conclusions were based on the research of Thailand’s Pornampai Narenpitak at the National