Desertification: A Threat to Our Food Security and Livelihood

One of the greatest environmental challenges of this decade has been the ongoing land degradation in our drylands including arid, semi-arid and dry sub-humid areas of the world. Driven by multiple factors, but predominantly by climate change and human activities, this process, known as, desertification not only threatens present and future food security and livelihoodRead More

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What’s the Future of Climate Migrants?

Humans are on the move, en masse! As we continue to use fossil fuels for our energy needs, the concentration of greenhouse gases has been increasing, trapping heat within the atmosphere of our planet and thus raising its average global temperature. As a result, the climate change has triggered unpredictable, extreme weather events which haveRead More

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Russia Isn’t Denying Climate Change Anymore!

With no brakes on consumption and combustion of fossil fuels for our energy needs, the increasing emission of greenhouse gases has been causing global temperature to touch record highs each year. The resultant climate change has been evident all across the world, which has been manifesting itself in forms of extreme weather events such asRead More

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Is Climate Change to Blame for Dying Atlantic Puffins?

Climate change has been threatening the survival of humans and many wildlife species. The rising average temperature of the atmosphere and seas owing to global warming have been affecting the animals the way they eat, migrate, breed and live! One of such animals is colourful billed sea-bird called Atlantic Puffin. In the last few years,Read More

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Eutrophication — Green Isn’t Always Good!

Anthropogenic activities have been putting our aquatic life under constant stress! With the rise in greenhouse gas emissions and the corporates and governments defaulting on their emission mitigation pledges, the concentration of carbon dioxide — a gas which traps heat — has been rising in the atmosphere, contributing to the phenomenon of global warming. TheRead More

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Mitigation and Adaptation — Are We Ready to Face Climate Change?

In the history of our planet, we have been through several catastrophic events. The communities which were better prepared and adapted to the calamities survived and thrived, while the rest perished! The present-day challenge comes in the form of climate change and it is expected to be a rougher trip down the road. With noRead More

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Switzerland — Climate Change Trouble in Paradise?

The negative impacts of climate change are being observed all across the globe and in coming future, more and more nations will see a destabilisation in their social, cultural and economic life, thanks to global warming! One of the most popular and developed countries, Switzerland, too, stands at a risk of losing its charm whichRead More

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Coral Bleaching — Global Warming is Destroying Our Corals!

The spiralling concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and our oceans have led to global warming. The marine life has been severely affected by climate change. Marine environmental issues like ocean acidification, ocean deoxygenation, sluggishness in ocean currents continue to deteriorate marine ecosystems which are not only home to a range of animal andRead More

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Antarctica — The Sleeping Giant Awakens!

Antarctica, the Southernmost continent, has been often neglected by the media when it comes to reporting the impacts of climate change in this ice-covered landmass. However, recent studies reveal that Antarctica has been warming up and it threatens to drive rapid sea-level rise globally as the climate changes. The West Antarctic peninsula has been amongRead More

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Role of Forests in Fight Against Climate Change

Since the beginning of Industrial Age, two centuries ago, the average temperature of the earth has been rising considerably owing to uncontrollable emission of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases in the atmosphere which has been trapping the heat and making the earth hotter. This has led to a sharp rise in the number andRead More

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