Global Warming – GBRI
 

A recent poll conducted by Yale revealed that in the wake of natural disasters like wildfires, snow storms and hurricanes, Americans today are more concerned about climate change and its impacts than ever before. Overall, 73% of Americans accept that global warming is happening, outnumbering those who don’t by five to one. This acceptance has […]

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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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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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A new research has found that an increasing percentage of male beetle population is turning infertile, thanks to rising global temperatures. This has caused a massive dip in their numbers which is quite alarming as insects are an integral part of our ecosystems as pollinators and prey. Researchers studied beetles because their 400,000 species represent […]

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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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As the oceans across the globe are warming up at an alarming rate, it is not just the coral reefs that are at risk. A new research has revealed that warmer waters are particularly proving to be fatal for baby fur seals. Actually, when the oceans warm up, fur seal pups are put at a […]

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