Global Warming

Environment & Climate Change terms for UPSC Prelims And Mains

Glossary Of Environment And Climate Change Terms

Abrupt Climate Change An abrupt climate change is considered to be a change that takes place within a period of time that is fast relative to the cause of the change. For example, the climate change caused by the eruptions of Krakatoa changed the global climate within a year. This was abrupt given that the …

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Energy Technology Perspectives 2020

Energy Technology Perspectives 2020

Energy Technology Perspectives 2020 is a new study of International Energy Agency (IEA) which focusses on the technology needs and opportunities for reaching international climate and sustainable energy goals. The report was launched on November 19, 2020 by Fatih Birol,Executive Director of International Energy Agency (IEA). Executive Director of International Energy Agency (IEA), Mr. Fatih …

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United in Science

The Paris climate agreement seeks to limit global warming to 1.5℃ this century. A new report, titled United in Science by the World Meteorological Organisation warns this limit may be exceeded by 2024 — and the risk is growing. This first overshoot beyond 1.5℃ would be temporary, likely aided by a major climate anomaly such …

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World’s Vulnerability To Sea Level Rise Is Worse Than What Was Previously Believed

Nature Communication has published a new study on coastal flooding. The study, published on October 29, 2019, is based on a new model. The new model, called ‘CoastalDEM’. has predicted that 237 million people in six Asian countries are at risk due to coastal flooding by 2050. This number is significantly higher than what was …

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