Climate Change – GBRI
 

Earth’s oceans are warming up way more quickly than previously believed, a new analysis has concluded. According to the article published recently in Science journal, oceans are heating up 40% faster than a United Nations panel estimated five years ago. Because they play such a critical role in global warming, oceans are one of the […]

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A recent report by the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) revealed that the ice sheet in Greenland is melting rapidly – even during the winter season. This is particularly alarming as Greenland’s massive ice sheet accounts for more than 20 percent of the annual increase in sea levels. “Greenland is a bit like a sleeping giant […]

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At the two-week-long UN climate talks that just ended in Poland, although countries managed to create a “rulebook” that will govern how the Paris Agreement of 2015 is put into action, they failed to match up to the challenges faced, especially in terms of reduction of greenhouse emissions. Leading figures in climate science and economics said […]

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Under the 2015 Paris Agreement signed by almost 200 countries, the world pledged to limit the global temperature increase even further to 1.5 degrees Celsius. However, a new report issued by Climate Action Tracker (CAT) has revealed that current climate policies adopted by governments are likely to push Earth towards 3.3 degrees Celsius of warming. The […]

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In a move that is being celebrated by environmentalists across the globe, Norway just became world’s first country to ban the imports of deforestation-related palm oil. It should be noted that palm oil industry in countries like Malaysia and Indonesia is responsible for large-scale deforestation leading to climate change and habitat destruction of several endangered […]

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Too much salt in the soil renders it useless as it is harmful for crops. Excessive salt in the soil damages the roots of the plants and limits their ability to absorb nutrients that they need to survive. Sadly, as sea levels rise, an increasing number of low-lying coastal areas are being inundated with saltwater, gradually […]

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When we talk about the impact of human activity on the oceans, we generally discuss coral bleaching, acidification of the waters and the damage done to vulnerable marine ecosystems. However, now a study has found that the atmospheric carbon dioxide emitted by fossil fuel burning has also begun to drift to the bottom of the oceans, dissolving […]

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Taking inspiration from 15-year-old Greta Thunberg – the Swedish student who has been sitting outside the parliament in central Stockholm to draw attention towards global climate crisis and the failure of countries to take urgent action – hundreds of Australian students are planning to skip school as a mark of protest against politicians who have failed […]

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