The Science Behind Climate Change
Apr05

The Science Behind Climate Change

Climate change is one of the major issues being discussed globally for a long time.  It is now more certain than ever, that humans are changing Earth’s climate. But what is science behind the phenomenon of climate change? Basil Mathew, former Associate Director of Naval Physical and Oceanographic Laboratory ( NPOL), Kochi writes all about it. “Climate change is real. There will always be uncertainty in understanding a system as...

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Global Warming Beware, Dog Days are Ahead!
Apr05

Global Warming Beware, Dog Days are Ahead!

Global warming is aggravating with it’s tell tale impacts on life on this planet earth as the climate is changing beyond our endurance. The relationship between water, energy, agriculture and climate is a significant one. More and more, that relationship is falling out of balance jeopardizing food, water and energy security. Yes, climate change is a phenomenon we can no longer deny as its effects have become increasingly evident...

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Climate Change Affecting Health
Mar09

Climate Change Affecting Health

Climate change affects social and environmental determinants of health – clean air, safe drinking water, sufficient food and secure shelter. Although global warming may bring some localised benefits, such as fewer winter deaths in temperate climates and increased food production in certain areas, the overall health effects of a changing climate are likely to be overwhelmingly negative. Globally, the number of reported weather-related...

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Landmark Pact on Climate Change
Jan02

Landmark Pact on Climate Change

In all, 195 countries which are parties to the U N Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), reached a landmark agreement on December 12, 2015, in Paris, charting a fundamentally new course in the two-decade-old global climate effort. The Paris Agreement is widely recognised as launching one of the most significant transformations in human interaction, technology and landscape. India played a significant role in the process,...

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Children Risk Health with the Changing Climate
Jan01

Children Risk Health with the Changing Climate

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) statement urges pediatricians and politicians to work together to protect children from climate-related threats including natural disasters, heat stress, lower air quality, increased infections, and threats to food and water supplies. Children in the world’s poorest countries, where the disease burden is already disproportionately high, are most affected by climate change, the statement...

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