Tag: climate change

Think Tank “Soch Aur Samwad” focuses attention on water crisis

Newsroom24x7 Network Bhopal: “Soch Aur Samwad” – A think tank spearheaded by a group of leading ladies in the State capital – organised a brainstroming session at Bhojpur Club here on Friday, 7 June 2019, to address the issue of water.  The marathon discussion revolved around the theme “Boond Boond Jindagi, Jeevan Amrit” (life in

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Himachal farmers start growing pomegranate and cabbage, as apple lines recede due to climate change

Dinesh C Sharma Shimla: With apple production greatly affected due to changing climate in Himachal Pradesh, apple farmers are taking to cultivation of vegetables and ‘low chill’ fruits like pomegranate and kiwi. Hill farmers are steadily moving towards other options, particularly in low and mid altitude (1200-1800 meters) regions of Kullu, Shimla and Mandi districts. They are

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Why is it sweating in Shillong?

Because temperatures in India’s biodiversity hotspot are on the rise Dinesh C Sharma Shillong: Sitting in the glass-and-concrete State Convention Centre in the capital of hilly state, Meghalaya, participants of a media workshop on climate change were feeling sweaty. The convention centre is not air-conditioned nor does it have ceiling fans. For the comfort of

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Even small rise in temperature increases chances of heat wave deaths, says new study

Bhavya Khullar New Delhi: A new study has found that the mean temperature in India has risen by half a degree Celsius over a period of 60 years. This rise corresponds to 146% increase in the probability of deaths due to heat wave. This means that even moderate increases in mean temperatures may lead to

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War, abuses of human rights, global terrorism, climate change, mass movement of people and poverty are major threats: Theresa May

Newsroom24x7 Staff New York: British Prime Minister Theresa May told the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday that some of the threats the world faces today are war, political instability, abuses of human rights and poverty, global terrorism, climate change, and unprecedented mass movements of people. Addressing the General Assembly, the British PM said these challenges

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Modi draws attention to twin threats of terrorism and climate change

Newsroom24x7 Desk New Delhi: India and Tanzania have agreed to work closely, bilaterally, regionally and globally, to combat the twin threats of terrorism and climate change. Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi said this while addressing media-persons in the presence of  the Tanzanian  President John Magufuli on Sunday. On climate change, Modi said India had led

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Paris climate change deal is a health insurance policy for planet : UN Sec Gen

Newsroom24x7 Desk New Delhi : UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon presented his expectations from the new climate change deal and described it as a ‘Helath insurance policy for the planet.’ He said it has been a first ever co-ordinated event when every nation in the world has pledged to curb emissions and address the urgent need

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Nearly 200 nations adopt Climate Agreement in Paris

Newsroom24x7 Staff Paris: At the end of 2-weeks of marathon nagotiations, the COP21 Climate Change Summit concluded here last night with nearly 200 nations adopting the Climate Agreement to cut carbon emissions and imit the rise in global temperatures to less than 2C. This is the first time that all countries have joined hands and

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Obama and Modi committed to secure climate change agreement : White House

Newsroom24x7 Desk Washington, DC : US President Barack Obama and Prime Minster Narendra Modi spoke over telephone yesterday and shared their personal commitment towards climate change. During their telephonic conversation, as read out from the textual transcript of the discussion by White House, both leaders emphasized their ‘personal commitment’ to secure a strong climate change

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Paris Climate Change may face disagreeing hurdles from developing nations

Newsroom24x7 desk New Delhi: Climate change has gained top slot in Indian government’s agenda and has been featuring at all major conclaves and top-leaders meet, but the stage does not seem cordially set in this direction, vis-a-vis co-operation and agreement on the text from India, as well as other partner nations, especially the developing nations.

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Uncompromising committment to climate change tops Modi-Obama talks

Newsroom24x7 Desk New York : US President Barrack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi held bilateral discussions on country wise benefits jointly and severally, with special focus on ambitious national agendas with goal-achieving strategies.Climate change featured specifically in these talks and leaders of both nations pledged their uncompromising commitment for this global cause. In

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Changes taking place in the Arctic will impact the entire world: Barack Obama

US President Barack Obama addresses the Glacier Conference Anchorage, Alaska: Addressing the Glacier Conference here, US President Barack Obama said that the incredible changes taking place in the Arctic will not just impact the nations surrounding it but will have its impact on the entire world as well. Obama said that the United States is

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“New model of major country relationship between China and US has made much headway”

Newsroom24x7 Staff Beijing: Foreign Minister of China Wang Yi said on Sunday that in the last two years the new model of major country relationship between China and US has made much headway. The Chinese Foreign Minister made this observation while addressing the media-persons here along with US Secretary of State John kery. He said

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Arctic is warming faster than any other region on Earth: John Kerry

Newsroom24x7 Desk As we work to further strengthen the Arctic Council as the premier intergovernmental forum for addressing Arctic challenges, we’re also going to strive to expand awareness of the links between this region and everywhere else – and we do mean everywhere.                        

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