Climate change affecting children even before birth

Source: Medical News Today, 27 June 2022

A new study collects research regarding the health burdens imposed by climate change on today’s children and future generations. The authors of the study, Professor Frederica Perera and Dr. Kari Nadeau, write:“Protection of children’s health requires that health professionals understand the multiple harms to children from climate change and air pollution and use available strategies to reduce these harms.

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Climate change worsening effect of seasonal allergies

Source: Financial Express, 26 June 2022

Fresh outdoor air is always cleaner and better unless you are allergic to the budding blooms which can lead to runny nose, watery eyes, sneezing or wheezing. This is especially true when the pollen season is in full swing. Adding to your woes, now climate change is making these allergies worse. While the pollen season in India goes on till October, the change in climate has resulted in increased pollen levels. The intensity of the season increases as the extended growing season makes plants produce more pollen for a longer period. More pollen levels mean worsening air pollution, which in turn increases the risks of asthma and other allergic attacks.

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Climate change poses serious threat to mental health, well-being

Source: The Pioneer, 05 June 2022

Climate change poses serious risks to mental health and well-being, and thus countries must make it a priority while taking efforts to tackle the climate crisis, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said. The findings concur with a recent report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), published in February this year.

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Climate change may increase risk of new infectious diseases: Study

Source: The Tribune, 28 April 2022

Climate change will result in thousands of new viruses spreading among animal species by 2070 — and that's likely to increase the risk of emerging infectious diseases jumping from animals to humans, according to a new study. This is especially true for Africa and Asia, continents that have been hotspots for deadly diseases spread from humans to animals or vice versa over the last several decades, including the flu, HIV, Ebola, and coronavirus.

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There is a link between heat and mental health, and climate change is making it more pronounced

Source: Down to Earth, 25 April 2022

March 2022 was the hottest month the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has recorded in the 122 years since the agency began the exercise. The impact of this on mental health cases was noticeable at the Central Institute of Psychiatry (CIP) in Ranchi. The CIP recorded a 10-20 percent increase in footfall, a trend that usually begins in April and lasts till June-end. Cases of bipolar disorder in the manic stage were the most common cause of hospitalization in March this year.

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The world must focus on public health: Climate change and natural disasters immediately

Source: The Times of India, 09 April 2022

Public health as an agenda has grown to prominence in the last two decades and is likely to define the present and future risk-scape without any hint of doubt. Prudence suggests that a public health in all policies may do well for the Asia Pacific Region to address the adaptation gap with regard to extreme weather events, mainstream risk-informed planning with a health-inclusive approach, and prepare for future risks that will worsen the gaps if not addressed immediately. This will enable nations to comfortably arrive at addressing risks that affect and interrupt the developmental processes.

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Climate change causing mild to severe mental health problems in people: IPCC

Source: The Pioneer, 02 March 2022

A wide range of climatic events and conditions like extreme heat and cold conditions due to global warming will have adverse impact on mental health, leaving people in anxiety, depression, acute traumatic stress and sleep problems ranging from mild to severe which may even require hospitalization, according to the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group II's report.

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Climate change a threat to human wellbeing, health of the planet: IPCC report

Source: The Times of India, 28 February, 2022

The Intergovernmental panel on climate change (IPCC) latest report says that climate change is a grave and mounting threat to our wellbeing and a healthy planet. The actions today will shape how people adapt and nature responds to increasing climate risks. The IPCC Working Group II report, Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability was released online on Monday. The report prepared by 270 authors from 67 countries, which include 47 coordinating authors, 184 lead authors and 39 review editors, was approved on Sunday, February 27, by 195 member governments of IPCC through a virtual approval session that was held for two weeks starting on February 14.

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Planetary health key to avoiding future pandemics: Experts

Source: The Times of India, 28 Dec, 2021

Amaravati: Emphasising that promoting planetary health is key to addressing new health challenges, researchers from IIT-Hyderabad noted that climate change and rising temperatures are impacting people’s health and livelihoods, particularly in south Asia. Floating a new theory of planetary health to the climate change issue, the researchers observed that new areas should be explored to protect public health in the backdrop of steep rise in temperatures. A team of researchers headed by Dr Aalok Khandekar, assistant professor, department of climate change, IIT-Hyderabad, has started work on the new theory of planetary health.

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Climate change and health: a heart specialist’s notes on how a warming planet impacts our health and wellbeing

Source: Forbes, 17 December, 2021

This week, horrific and deadly tornados afflicted my home state Tennessee, killing at least 89 people across five states.Experts are studying the degree to which these storms were causally connected to rising temperatures, but the fact remains that deadly tornadoes are occurring more often in regions of the country like my hometown where they were once rare.

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Climate change: Impact of rising temperatures on neurological disorders

Source: Medical News Today, 15 December, 2021

Climate change includes surging temperatures, rising sea levels, and an increase in the strength and frequency of extreme weather events such as flooding, droughts, hurricanes, and wildfires.Climate change can affect Trusted Source human health in a multitude of ways. Rising temperatures, food scarcity, air pollution, and an increase in infectious diseases are a few ways it can impact human health.

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How does climate change affect human health?

Source: Discover Magazine, 29 November, 2021

Over the past century, the Earth's average temperature has risen by 1.5 degrees Fahrenheit. Although it seems like a negligible amount, this global warming is out of the ordinary in the planet's recent history, causing dramatic shifts in climate patterns and weather. Beyond that, scientists predict it will get even worse in the years to come.

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CoP26: 47 countries commit to make climate-resilient health systems

Source: Down to Earth, 09 November, 2021

Climate change has ascertained over and over again the need to have robust and resilient health systems. Now, a group of 47 countries have committed to develop climate-resilient and low-carbon health systems at the 26th session of the Conference of the Parties (CoP26) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

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CoP26: Women need more space at the climate table

Source: Down to Earth, 30 October, 2021

Climate change does not affect everyone equally: Women and girls are disproportionately more vulnerable to threats posed by the crisis. Rural women, informal workers, indigenous women, ethnic minority women, women with disabilities — women and girls in all their diversity experience its impacts differently.

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Modi to discuss economic & health recovery from Covid, climate change at G20, COP-26

Source: The Print, 28 October, 2021

Ahead of his visit to Italy and the UK to attend the G20 meet and COP-26 World Leaders’ Summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said in Rome he will hold discussions on global economic and health recovery from the pandemic, while in Glasgow he will highlight the need to comprehensively address climate change issues, including equitable distribution of carbon space.

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How India and Germany can work together to tackle climate change

Source: The Indian Express, 11 September, 2021

For over a year now, India, Germany and the entire world have been in crisis mode. The Covid-19 pandemic has left no country untouched. It is safe to say, we will either beat Covid-19 worldwide or not at all.

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Effects of climate, agriculture, air quality combine to impact public health: Study

Source: India Today, 9 September, 2021

A new research paper has explored the complex and multiple interactions between climate, air quality and agriculture to widen the understanding of the impact of anthropogenic activities on combined human health. In the study, published in the globally acclaimed ‘One Earth’ journal, scientists proposed an integrated systems lens to characterise collective health risks of environmental changes induced by human actions. This helps to evaluate policies and interventions, and their unintended consequences on the health of citizens.

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Pollution, climate change directly harm human health, study confirms

Source: The New Indian Express, 26 July, 2021

An international team of researchers found a strong and statistically significant relationship between the spatial distribution of global climate risk and toxic pollution. For more than 30 years, scientists on the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change have focused on human-induced climate change. Their fifth assessment report led to the Paris Agreement in 2015 and, shortly after, a special report on the danger of global warming exceeding 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. The Nobel Prize-winning team stressed that mitigating global warming "would make it markedly easier to achieve many aspects of sustainable development, with greater potential to eradicate poverty and reduce inequalities.

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Over 7 lakh deaths in India per year linked to climate change: Lancet study

Source: The New Indian Express, 09 July, 2021

Nearly 740,000 access deaths in India annually can be attributed to abnormally hot and cold temperatures related to climate change, according to a study published in The Lancet Planetary Health journal. An international team, led by researchers at Monash University in Australia, found that globally more than five million extra deaths a year can be attributed to non-optimal temperatures. The study published on July 7, 2021, found that deaths related to hot temperatures increased in all regions from 2000 to 2019, indicating that global warming due to climate change will make this mortality figure worse in the future.

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Britain and India sign £1bn pre-trade deal and tackle climate change and health crises

Source: Express, Home of the Daily and Sunday Express, 05 May 2021

Boris Johnson has hailed Britain and India's ambitious new partnership as a "quantum leap" forward that will help boost jobs, trade, and education over the next ten years. The Prime Minister and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi have agreed to a "2030 road map" that will see the two nations combine efforts to tackle climate change and health crises.

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East India extremely vulnerable to climate change

Source: Hindustan Times, 18 April 2021

Eight eastern states of Jharkhand, Mizoram, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Assam, Bihar, Arunachal Pradesh, and West Bengal are most vulnerable to climate change and should be prioritised for funding and efforts to capacitate them against the associated risks, a report released by some of India’s top institutes has assessed. Researchers at the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru and Indian Institute of Technology at Mandi and Guwahati, funded by the Department of Science and Technology have together done the assessment by defining vulnerabilities of states and districts using the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Fifth Assessment Report (AR5).

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Amid COVID-19 and climate change, world leaders call for urgent action on adolescent wellbeing

Source: The Indian Express, 15 April 2021

Governments of different countries including India and health experts have warned that the current generation of adolescents -- 1.2 billion people aged 10-19 -- are at the risk of inheriting a world blighted by climate change and scarred by COVID-19.In an open letter published in the British Medical Journal, the governments and health leaders called for concerted global action to prevent this. The 30 signatories to the letter include Rajesh Bhushan, Secretary, Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare; Helen Clark, Former Prime Minister of New Zealand and Board Chair of Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH); and TedrosAdhanomGhebreyesus, Director General of World Health Organisation (WHO).

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India is vulnerable to climate change, should join the race to net zero

Source: Business Standard, 05 April 2021

The Biden administration is soon expected to formally commit the United States to achieving net-zero carbon emissions by the middle of this century. When it does, nine of the world’s 10 largest economies will have made that pledge or something like it. The lone holdout--India--should do the same. Unlike many other governments, India’s has generally preferred to under-promise and over-deliver on its climate pledges. The country is on track to meet its previously declared targets of generating 40 per cent of its power from renewable sources and reducing carbon emitted per unit of output 33 per cent to 35 per cent by 2030. But it’s declined up to now to set a goal for achieving net-zero, and it’s pushing back against international pressure to do so.

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Finding the sync between health and climate change

Source: Express Healthcare, 24 March 2021

Our health system building efforts should go hand-in hand with our fight against climate change believe Dr Dhrubaa Ghosh, Senior Advisor & Lead – Healthcare, Think through Consulting and Meena Sehgal, Public Health Expert, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI). They conclude that there is need for some urgent action and solutions can be implemented.There is a direct link between health and the environment around us. And the impact of climate change on our health is now clearly visible. We continue to suffer directly or indirectly as a consequence of the rapid change in climatic conditions. Whether in the form of heat stress, water scarcity, droughts, and the resultant malnutrition or floods and the resultant increase in water- and vector-borne diseases, air pollution-related health effects etc., the impact is profound.

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Diet, health and climate change

Source: Deccan Herald, 13 March 2021

To most people, climate change generally means greenhouse gases (carbon dioxide and methane) emitted from burning of fossil fuels (for power generation, transport and industry) leading to increased concentration of greenhouse gases, which contributes to global warming and climate change. So, one may ask, how our diet, health and climate change is related to one another. A special report of the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate change) highlighted the contribution of diet to health and and climate change. Improved diet can contribute to improved health and address climate change.

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Role of health sector crucial in climate change advocacy in India: Study

Source: The Indian Express, 03 March, 2021

The largest ever survey on climate change, conducted among over 3,000 healthcare professionals in India, has revealed the health sector should play a crucial role in action and advocacy on climate change in India. Over 85% respondents believed the healthcare sector has a responsibility to address climate change and reduce their own carbon footprint.This first-of-a-kind study was conducted to understand the knowledge, attitude, perception and practice of the healthcare sector towards climate change by Healthy Energy Initiative – India in collaboration with data agency, Morsel India. The study was conducted among 3062 healthcare professionals including doctors, nurses, paramedical staff, hospital administrators, ASHA Workers, NGO health staff and healthcare students between August and December 2020 from across six states– Uttar Pradesh, Bihar Meghalaya, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra and Karnataka.

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Lung damage, heart disease: Climate change may affect your health, now and in the future

Source: The Times of India, 10 February 2021

Melting ice caps, warmer oceans, intense storms, heat waves, droughts, floods and wildfires all these well-documented effects of climate change may seem too remote to many people to prompt them to adopt behaviors that can slow the warming of the planet. Unless your neighborhood was destroyed by a severe hurricane or raging wildfire, you might think such disasters happen only to other people.But what if I told you that no matter where you live or how high your socioeconomic status, climate change can endanger your health, both physical and mental, now and in the future? Not only your health, but also the health of your children and grandchildren? Might you consider making changes to help mitigate the threat.

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Road to fighting climate change is through climate justice: PM Modi

Source: The Times of India, 10 February 2021

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said the road to fighting climate change is through climate justice and called for giving developing countries enough space to grow. Addressing the World Sustainable Development Summit (WSDS), Modi said two things will define how the progress journey of humanity will unfold in the times to come “health of our people and health of our planet, both of which are interlinked"."The road to fighting climate change is through climate justice. At the root of climate justice is the principle of being large-hearted.

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Health impacts of climate change have reached 'worrying' levels

Source: New scientist, 01 December 2020

The impacts of climate change on people’s health around the world, including deaths due to heatwaves and the consequences of food insecurity, are at their “most worrying” since an international initiative began tracking them five years ago. All 16 indicators of the health impacts of a warming world are worsening, the Lancet Countdown report published today shows. “Climate change-induced shocks are claiming lives, damaging health and disrupting livelihoods in all parts of the world right now. That means no continent or community remains untouched,” says Ian Hamilton at University College London.

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Decoding Climate Change and its impact on health

Source: Swachhindia NDTV, 30 September 2020

According to the new ‘EarthTime Visualisation’ report released at the World Economic Forum’s Sustainable Development Impact Summit, a record increase in temperature is expected in the United States, India and across South Asia for longer periods of time, reported PTI, a news agency on September 23. As per the same report, the national capital Delhi may have eight months a year with temperature averaging 32°C by 2100, up from six at present.

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The Climate Crisis Is Inflicting Costly Damage to Our Health

Source: NRDC, 24 September 2020

It’s been a grueling couple of months in the United States, where stressed communities have been responding to environmental disaster upon disaster while in the grip of the historic COVID-19 pandemic. In the last month alone, more than five million acres of tinder-dry land in the West have been scorched by devastating wildfires across California, Oregon, and Washington that have killed dozens, displaced hundreds of thousands, and choked the air that millions of people breathe with toxic smoke.

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The impact of biodiversity loss, climate change on human health

Source: Deccan Herald, 22 September 2020

The world is experiencing a pandemic of unprecedented proportions and any assessment on biodiversity, climate change or environment is unlikely to hit the headlines. However, a recent report ‘Living Planet-2020’ by over 125 global experts from World Wildlife Fund (WWF) did receive some attention. The headline was a 68% fall in populations of monitored vertebrate species (mammals, birds, fish, amphibians and reptiles) between 1970 and 2016, 84% wildlife populations found in freshwater habitat. In 2019, a report by Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) concluded that nearly one million animal and plant species are on the verge of extinction, possibly within a few decades.

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Climate change: A health challenge even as India struggles in pandemic

Source: Business Standard, 23 August, 2020

Even as India struggles to fight the Covid-19 pandemic, experts warn climate change may bring worse health challenges in its wake. A warmer climate may affect other diseases endemic to South Asia, including mosquito-borne diseases, such as chikungunya and dengue, parasitic diseases, such as leishmaniasis, lymphatic filariasis and onchocerciasis, and tick-borne diseases. As temperatures change, vector populations of mosquitoes, for instance, will be impacted. This, in turn, could lead to changes in transmission intensity or shifts in the geographical ranges where the diseases are found.

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World Environment Day 2020: Impact of climate change on public health

Source: The Financial Express, 05 June, 2020

Climate change and weather conditions have always influenced human health. The unpredictability of climatic conditions, especially, abrupt shifts of weather extremes change the environment that offers us security, clean air, water, and food. Climate change, jointly with other ecological and human-made health stressors, endangers human health and well-being in several ways. The recent change in natural climate cycle and weather are adversely affecting water as well as food quality thus having a long-term effect on human health. Furthermore, the effects of international climate change on mental health and well-being are essential components of the whole climate-linked human health impact.

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COVID-19 Is a Cautionary Tale for Climate Change Related Health Hazards

Source: Science The Wire; 30 April 2020

Climate change is already amplifying the spread of infectious diseases beyond their natural geographic range, warn scientists. The adverse effects of climate and environmental change are playing a hazardous role in worsening human health. Since the rate of animal-borne diseases has been increasing, changes to the climate are likely to affect the distribution of potential cross-over species, such as the recent coronavirus pandemic. According to new research from Harvard University, coronavirus patients from areas which had high levels of air pollution, are more likely to die than patients from cleaner parts of the country.

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Climate Change Tracker: A greener future after COVID-19?

Source: Mint; 17 April 2020

Last week, we looked at how a high carbon economic recovery can derail the fight against climate change. And yet, for India and other countries, the economic crisis brought about by COVID-19 might present a unique opportunity to reinvent the wheel. One of the key areas for a rethink would be the dependence on fossil fuels, in part to protect citizens from the health risks of environmental pollution. COVID-19 has been known to exacerbate existing respiratory and other health conditions. In fact, one study has said that the COVID-19 death toll in China could have been higher had there been normal levels of air pollution in February (this was a time when China’s economic activity had been put on hold).

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Climate change to hurt health of children born in India for life: Lancet
Source: Business Standard; 25 November 2019
At current emission rates, a child born today will face lifelong health impacts of climate change, according to a new report. By the time he or she turns 71, the world will be 4 degrees-Celsius (deg-C) warmer than the pre-industrial levels of the mid-1700s. Indian children, who are already exposed to bad air and are particularly susceptible to malnutrition and infectious diseases, will experience greater impacts of climate change, as we explain later. Here are some of the ways in which climate change will impact the lives of children from infancy to old age, as per the 2019 The Lancet Countdown report published in The Lancet, a medical journal: 

  • Shrinking average yields of rice and maize will inflate the price of these crops, increasing the malnutrition burden, which is already higher among Indian children
  • Changing weather will increase the prevalence of infectious diarrhoeal and mosquito-borne diseases to which children are particularly susceptible
  • Air pollution will worsen, increasing the number of deaths attributable to fine particulates
  • Incidence of severe floods, prolonged droughts and wildfires will increase with rising temperature, putting lives at risk

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Climate change could reverse India’s health progress

Source: The Hindu Business Line; 14 November 2019

Climate change is threatening to reverse the progress made by India on tackling maternal and child health issues as well as on containing mosquito-related illnesses such as dengue and malaria, latest research published in medical journal Lancet has warned. The paper warns that by 2050, carbon dioxide concentrations are projected to reach levels which will lead to zinc and protein deficiencies in an additional 5 crore and 3.8 crore people respectively in India by 2050.

Forty crore women of childbearing age and one crore children under five at greater risk of iron deficiency, it states. “With its huge population and high rates of healthcare inequality, poverty, and malnutrition, few countries are likely to suffer from the health effects of climate change as much as India. Diarrhoeal infections, a major cause of child mortality, will spread into new areas, whilst deadly heatwaves, similar to one in 2015 that killed thousands of people in India, could soon become the norm,” says co-author Poornima Prabhakaran from the Public Health Foundation of India. The tropical highlands are becoming more suitable for development of the parasite and for disease transmission.

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Climate change has become a health emergency

Source: Market Express; 28 Nov 2019

Climate change poses a major threat to the health of the world’s children and may shape the future of a whole generation if global temperatures are not kept well below 2°C, new research shows. Paediatricians in New Delhi, India; say children’s lungs are no longer pink, but black. Our warming planet is already impacting the health of the world’s children and will shape the future of an entire generation if we fail to limit global warming to well below 2 degrees Celsius (3.6°F), the 2019 Lancet Countdown Report on health and climate change shows. “Over the past 30 years, we’ve seen progressive decline in the numbers of deaths for all people and indeed for children, Anthony Costello, co-chair of The Lancet Countdown, told DW. “But what we’re worrying about is that all of these gains could go into reverse if we don’t urgently tackle the problem of climate change.”

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India facing severe levels of malnutrition, climate change to further worsen undernutrition

Source: Mint; 16 Oct 2019

While India is tagged as a country with ‘serious’ levels of hunger, climate change will further worsen its undernutrition levels, the Global Hunger Index (GHI) 2019, a report jointly published by Concern Worldwide, an Irish aid agency, and Welthungerlife, a German NGO has highlighted.
Further, India in terms of hunger rankings has slipped from 95th rank in 2010 to 102nd in 2019. According to the report, Pakistan, the only country in South Asia region that had a ranking below India in previous indices, in the 2019 ranking, has come up to 94th place.

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International Yoga Day 2019: Here's Why Yoga Day Focuses On Climate Change

Source: NDTV; 19 June 2019

The United Nations General Assembly declared June 21 as International Yoga Day, all the way back in 2014. It celebrates the ancient practice and attempts to raise awareness about the numerous health and other benefits of yoga. The UN recognises that yoga 'provides a holistic approach to health and well-being'. The yoga path of wellness has only been growing in popularity, with athletes and non-athletes alike adopting this ancient practice across the world. This year, International Yoga Day theme is "Climate Action".

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How air pollution in Delhi is affecting our children

Source: Hindustan Times; 26 Nov 2018

Ozone pollution is dreadful news for young children because studies show that the gas alters the epithelial permeability of the lung, and it is well known that lung development continues in the postnatal period.

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What is Zika virus?

Source: Indian Express; 14 Oct 2018

Rajasthan tested 55 positive cases of Zika virus, prompting the state health department to conduct a review meeting and set up medical teams in Shastri Nagar area.

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More healthcare facilities at secondary care will help detect diseases early, curb mortality: MAHE study

Source: Times of India; 13 Oct 2018

The Manipal Centre for Virus Research (MCVR), which studied acute febrile illness (AFI) in 10 states in the country from 2014, has concluded that some diseases that are common or region-specific could be treated at secondary care hospitals. In the past four years, researchers from MAHE involved with the project, which is supported by the US Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has screened about 40,000 patients across the 10 states. Researchers plan to convince the government that if patients are treated quickly at the secondary care, mortality rates can be reduced.

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With 50 cases, India’s biggest Zika virus outbreak sets off alarm bells

Source: Hindustan Times; 13 Oct 2018

Since the incubation period of the virus is one week, more cases are expected to surface over the next seven days before the results of the containment measures implemented by the government.

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Fever deaths in Bareilly: IVRI to do research on ‘monkey malaria

Source: Times of India, 30 Sep 2018

BAREILLY: After 7,862 cases of deadly plasmodium falciparum malaria and 14,988 cases of plasmodium vivax malaria were reported in Bareilly district, the health department has asked scientists at Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI) to conduct a research on ‘monkey malaria’. The health department has also asked veterinary and forest departments to take blood samples of monkeys in Aonla sub-division, which is the worst-affected area. The department wants to rule out the possibility of plasmodium knowlesi, which is a malaria parasite in monkeys found in Southeast Asia.

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Punjab aims to eradicate malaria by 2020

Source: Times of India, 27 Sep 2018

The Punjab government has joined hands with World health Organization (WHO).

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Doctors, nurses at Majhgavan health centre tested positive for malaria

Source: Times of India, 27 Sep 2018

Bareilly: Doctors and nurses at the community health centre in Majhgavan, the worst affected with malaria, have started testing positive for the disease. A staff nurse here has been diagnosed with the deadly plasmodium falciparum (PF) malaria, while two doctors and another nurse have been found infected with plasmodium vivax (PV) malaria, in the past one week. As many as 7,065 cases of PF and 13,805 cases of PV were detected in the district till Thursday..

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PF malaria cases mount to 4170, health dept to conduct indoor spraying in 50 villages

Source: Times of India, 21 Sep 2018

Bareilly: With 4,170 cases of plasmodium falciparum (PF) malaria, 9,080 cases of plasmodium vivax (PV) malaria and 14 cases of dengue being reported in Bareilly district in the past fortnight, the health department has decided to conduct mass indoor larvicidal spraying in 50 affected villages on Saturday. As many as 46 persons have died of fever in Bareilly in the past one month.

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Centre to monitor climate change effects on public health comes up in Pune

Source: The Economics Times, 10 Aug 2018

A group of medical colleges here have launched a "Centre for Climate Change and Health" to address the immediate and long term impacts of climate change on people's health, especially the poor and vulnerable in society, it was announced on Tuesday.

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It’s not your imagination, summers are getting hotter

Source: World Economic Forum, 2 Aug 2018

Summers never used to be this hot, did they? You may have asked yourself that question and wondered whether in fact you’re just getting more sensitive to the heat as you get older. But in fact, Summers are getting hotter and we’re all feeling the effects.

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Climate Change could accentuate poverty & inequality in India: World Bank

Source: Economic Times, 29 June 2018

Climate change seems to be emerging as one of the greatest threats to the growth potential of the Indian economy, according to a report published by the World Bank.

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India slashes heatwave death toll with series of low-cost measures

Source: Kove, 24 June 2018

The death toll from the intense heat that strikes India each year between March and July has dropped drastically over the past three years, according to the latest data from the National Disaster Management Authority.

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Delhi to Get Respite from Heat Wave as Monsoon May Hit Between June 29 to July 1

Source: India, 24 June 2018

Delhi will receive showers on the normal onset date, anytime between June 29 to July 1, according to MeT Department and Skymet, a private weather forecasting agency. The pre-monsoon activities will begin this week and bring respite to the heat waves affecting Delhiites.

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Heatwaves are health and economic risks

Source: Live Mint, 5 June 2018

It’s summer season again and temperatures are soaring across the subcontinent. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued heatwave alerts for a record six states in northern India. Rajasthan, in particular, has borne the brunt with the IMD declaring heatwave conditions in 75% of the geographical area of the state.

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Weather forecast in India: Thunderstorm, heat waves, heavy rains; MET issues alert for tomorrow

Source: Financial Express, 30 May 2018

Weather forecast in India: The Weather condition across the country is likely to take a change for the worst in many places. The India Meteorological Department has issued a warning for states like West Rajasthan, MP, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Jharkhand, Uttarakhand, Bihar and Odisha among others for tomorrow.

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Connecting health data for cleaner air

Source: Economics Times, 1 May 2018

Season after season, we continue to bear the brunt of exposure to poor air quality, but remain unable to quantify the disease burden and the cost of disease attributed to this exposure. Making good quality estimates needs good quality data.

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Nations join hands to eliminate TB

Source: The Hindu, 15 March 2018

India stood committed to its resolve to become a ‘TB- Free country’ by 2025, said Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda on Wednesday, as countries participating in the Delhi End TB Summit signed and adopted the Statement of Action at the end of the summit here.

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Delhi HC Worried over ‘early’ Dengue Cases

Source: The Times of India, 15 March 2018

The Delhi high court on Wednesday expressed concern over sporadic reports of dengue and chikungunya at the beginning of this year, wondering what will happen when the monsoon draws near.

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Doctors write to PM Narendra Modi for wider access of TB Meds

Source: DNA India, 14 March 2018

A group of doctors have written a letter to PM Modi demanding that the Centre exercise its right of ‘Compulsory Licensing’ (CL) for Bedaquiline and Delaminid, which treat drug-resistant forms of the deadly bacteria.

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Dengue, Malaria alert! Mosquito menace flies high in Hyderabad

Source: Financial Express, 14 March 2018

Hyderabad has shown an alarming increase of malaria and dengue cases in the past few weeks. Though anti-larval operations and fogging are being conducted in the city there is no respite for the people from mosquitoes.

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Climate change to impact agri production: VC

Source: The Times of India, 12 December 2017

Vasantrao Naik Marathwada Agricultural University vice-chancellor B Venkateswarlu on Tuesday said that India could witness a considerable dip in agricultural production for a longer period due to the impact of climate change.

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Toxic air may impact 8 million Indian kids: Unicef official

Source: The Times of India, 7 December 2017

As many as 10 Indian cities have figured in the 20 most polluted cities across the world leaving over eight million children in the country exposed to toxic air and potentially putting their brain development at risk, said Yasmin Ali Haque, Unicef Representative in India.

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Less pollution will help in reducing global warming: UN

Source: Economics Times, 5 December 2017

The message from the United Nations is clear: Reducing pollution will help with the efforts to slowing down the pace of global warming. Two of the United Nations’ key environment outfits have come together in a systematic manner in the effort to tackle climate change.

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Cutting carbon use but power, food security priorities: India at UN climate conference

Source: The Times of India, 17 November 2017

With countries joining hands to end coal-use as part of decarbonising their economies in due course, India on Thursday made it clear that the steps were being taken in the country to "de-couple the Indian energy system from carbon in the long run" but poverty eradication remained its "overriding priority" to ensure housing, electricity and food security for all.

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NASA tool predicts which cities will flood due to melting ice

Source: The Times of India, 16 November 2017

NASA has developed a new forecasting tool that can predict which cities will be affected as different portions of ice sheets melt due to global warming. The tool looks at the Earth's spin and gravitational effects to predict how water will be "redistributed" globally.

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Renewable energy: a key climate solution

Source: International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), 16 November 2017

The Paris Agreement has called for reducing carbon emissions worldwide. But to sufficiently limit the rise in global temperatures, energy use would have to be completely decarbonised in less than 50 years, even amid the expected tripling of the world’s economy by 2060.

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The Climate Change Performance Index 2018

Source: Germanwatch, 15 November 2017

With countries joining hands to end coal-use as part of decarbonising their economies in due course, India on Thursday made it clear that the steps were being taken in the country to "de-couple the Indian energy system from carbon in the long run" but poverty eradication remained its "overriding priority" to ensure housing, electricity and food security for all".

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India tops list of countries affected by climate change

Source: DNA India, 14 November 2017

The recently released Global Climate Risk Index 2018 report has put India amongst the sixth most vulnerable countries after Haiti, Zimbabwe, Fiji, Sri Lanka and Vietnam. The report, recently released in Germany, has, however, analysed and taken into account data between 1997 and 2016.

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Civic body's health report witnesses drastic drop in H1N1 cases in Oct

Source: DNA India, 6 November 2017

The report stated that only five H1N1 cases were diagnosed in the city in the month of October As Mumbaikars continue to be severely affected due to viral infections and diseases, the Brihanmumbai Municipal.

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Govt must spend 3.8% GDP on health to meet UHC Goal

Source: The Hindu, 6 November 2017

The government needs to spend 3.8 per cent of the GDP on health to meet the goal of universal health coverage (UHC). New data suggests India needs to do much more than it’s doing to meet UHC targets.

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India committed to support research on preventing TB

Source: The Hindu, 3 November 2017

Research consortium brings stakeholders to develop tools The India Tuberculosis Research Consortium (ITRC), formed by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), here convened its second International.

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India’s rising temperatures are worsening its dengue crisis

Source: Quartz India, 2 November 2017

Even as several parts of India are in the grip of severe dengue outbreaks, a team of researchers has found clues to why the mosquito-borne disease might be spreading across the country faster than before. The answer lies in increased temperatures, according to a study published in the journal Science Advances.

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Climate change taking a toll on global health: Lancet

Source: The Hindu, 31 October 2017

New research published by The Lancet medical journal states that on an average there has been a 5.3% fall in productivity for rural labour estimated globally since 2000, as a result of rising temperatures around the world. In 2016, this took more than 9,20,000 people globally out of the workforce, with 4,18,000 of them in India alone.

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PM2.5 air pollution caused half a million premature Indian deaths in 2015: Lancet study

Source: Live Mint, 30 October 2017

More than half a million Indians are estimated to have died prematurely in 2015 due to particulate matter (PM) 2.5 air pollution, according to a new Lancet report that highlights the significant public health risks from climate change.

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Pollution kills more people than war, hunger, natural disasters

Source: Wisconsin Gazette, 25 October 2017

Environmental pollution — from filthy air to contaminated water — is killing more people every year than all war and violence in the world. More than smoking, hunger or natural disasters. More than AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined.

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IMF repeats warning of 'dark future' if climate change threat ignored

Source: Business Green, 25 October 2017

The managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned the world will have to endure a "dark future" if it fails to tackle the twin threats posed by climate change and inequality.

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The Link between Climate Change and Farmers’ Mental Health We Never Knew Existed

Source: YKA, 24 October 2017

Today’s climate change rhetoric is mainly focused on carbon emissions, renewable energy and international politics. Consequentially, the impact of climate change on health has received relatively low attention. Even less research has been done on the impact of climate change on the mental health of the population.

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A Comprehensive Study Of Air Pollution In India

Source: YKA, 23 October 2017

The 2016 Environmental Performance Index (EPI) ranked India 141 out of 180 countries surveyed. EPI is unique in its approach because it incorporates many high-priority environmental issues, including resource consumption, depletion of environmental assets, pollution, and species loss among other important topics.

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India among worst hit as pollution gets deadlier than wars, AIDS: Study

Source: News Minute, 20 October 2017

An estimated nine million people died worldwide in 2015 due to diseases caused by pollution the biggest cause globally of all premature deaths more than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined and even more disastrous than all violence, with India and China contributing to 5.4 million of the pollution-related mortalities, a study has found. "Pollution is the largest environmental cause of disease and premature death in the world today. Diseases caused by pollution were responsible for an estimated 9 million premature deaths in 2015," the study released on Thursday in The Lancet medical journal noted. .

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Maharashtra nod for Climate Change Policy

Source: DNA India, 12 October 2017

To mitigate the impact of climate change on Maharashtra, the state cabinet on Tuesday approved a climate change adaption policy for the creation of environment-friendly cities and villages. It also approved the setup of a special cell in the state environment department to monitor the implementation of this policy. .

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Cabinet Reassigns Health Secretary as Part of Reshuffle of Top-level Bureaucrats

Source: ET Bureau, 12 October 2017

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has reassigned health ministry secretary CK Mishra with immediate effect as part of a reshuffle of top-level government officials on Wednesday. Current food and public distribution department secretary Preeti Sudan will replace him.

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How climate change is fueling wildfires and threatening human health

Source: Yale Climate Connections, 11 October 2017

Residents of Portland, Oregon, knew they were in trouble when the sky got so hazy from smoke that the sun turned red. For weeks, people like Michelle Nicola, a Portland middle school teacher, lived enshrouded in smoke from a nearby wildfire.

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New Research reveals that even Health Foods are now affected by Climate Change

Source: The InQuisitr, 19 September, 2017

The issue of climate change has become increasingly more serious over the past few years, with scientists continuing to implore those denying the impact to wake up and realize the severity of the situation. New research has recently come to light which proves that the problem at hand is only worsening, with previously approved health foods now being considered as not much better than the average snack food a person consumes.

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Climate Change and Health Impacts

Source: The Nation, 18 September, 2017

In recent times, human activities such as the burning of fossil fuels have released sufficient quantities of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases to trap additional heat in the lower atmosphere thereby affecting the climate.

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How Climate Change affects Mental Health

Source: The Washington Post, 18 September, 2017

AS STAKEHOLDERS continue to plan how to deal with climate change, recent findings show that the public also has to be aware of its effect on mental health. A report by the American Psychological Association, Climate for Health, and EcoAmerica revealed that climate change impacts mental health directly and indirectly. For instance, associated extreme events such as typhoons and heavy rainfall episodes have resulted in more cases of anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorders (PTSD) among survivors.

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Next wave of EPA science advisers could include those who question Climate Change

Source: The Washington Post, 18 September, 2017

People who have questioned aspects of mainstream climate research appear on a list of 132 possible candidates for positions on EPA’s influential Science Advisory Board, which the agency has opened for public comment until September 28. The board currently has 47 members, but 15 have terms ending in September and could be replaced by some of the candidates.

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What Effects does Climate Change have on Soil Health and the Future of Food?

Source: Clean Technica, 18 September, 2017

Global temperatures increasing steadily at their fastest rates in millions of years? Very scary. Glaciers calving and collapsing into the sea? Hard to miss. The Atlantic Ocean lapping down the streets of Miami? Front page news almost everywhere.

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Climate Change and Health in Nigeria

Source: Tribune, 14 September, 2017

With 173 million people, Nigeria is the most populated country in Africa. As the continent’s main exporter of oil, Nigeria faces the challenge of balancing global energy demands and domestic economic stability with the need to address climate and environmental considerations.

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Health Agencies Need Help Preparing for Climate Change

Source: NRDC,14 September, 2017

Public health officials in the United States have their hands full responding to climate-related disasters, and there’s no end in sight. In the wake of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, several southeastern states have public health emergencies due to sewage-laden floodwaters, debris covered in mold, toxic industrial air releases and chemical spills, and more.

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Drones help Scientists check the health of Antarctic mosses, revealing Climate Change clues

Source: The Conversation,12 September, 2017

Drones are helping scientists check the health of Antarctic mosses, revealing clues on the pace of climate change. Mosses are sensitive to even minor changes in their living conditions, and scientists traditionally tramped through difficult terrain to collect data on them.

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Hurricane Irma is now a killer storm as track targets Florida

Source: Miami Herald, 07 September, 2017

Hurricane Irma is now a killer storm, leaving at least eight people dead in the Caribbean as the storm continues on a destructive path on the way to Florida. Irma has so far battered Barbuda, St. Martin and the British Virgin Islands, according to reports. Exactly where in Florida Irma would hit was still not known, according to the National Hurricane Center’s advisory at 5 a.m. Thursday.

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It Took This Coal Miner 14 Years to Secure Black Lung Benefits. How Come?

Source: Inside the Climate News, 07 September, 2017

Retired coal miner Bethel Brock proudly shows the vegetable garden where he grows potatoes, onions, corn, butter beans and other greens for the dinner table. He's in that patch nearly every day hoeing, shoveling—and struggling just to breathe. Brock, a soft-spoken 77-year-old, has black lung disease from decades working in the coal fields of Virginia. When his chest constricts and he becomes so winded that he can no longer stand, he slowly folds his body like a collapsing accordion, feeling more dread than discomfort.

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Deforestation has double the effect on global warming than previously thought

Source: International Business Times, 06 September, 2017

In the fight against climate change, much of the focus rests on reducing our dependence on fossil fuels and developing alternative energy sources. However, the results of a new study suggest that far more attention should be paid to deforestation and how the land is used subsequently – the effects of which make a bigger contribution to climate change than previously thought.

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Melting permafrost in the Arctic is unlocking diseases and warping the landscapet

Source: Vox, 06 September,2017

You can find evidence of a changing climate everywhere on Earth. But nowhere are the changes more dramatic than in the Arctic. Our world’s northern polar region is warming twice as fast as the global average. And the consequences are easy to spot. On average, Arctic sea ice extent is shrinking every summer. The Greenland ice sheet is becoming unstable.

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Rising temperatures cut economic output

Source: Climate News Network, 04 September, 2017

Heat-Shield study shows that rising temperatures will affect the health and productivity of workers in Europe as well as in the world’s hottest regions.

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How to offset Trump's climate science ignorance – plant 10bn trees

Source: The Guardian,28 August ,2017

A campaign to plant enough trees to offset Donald Trump’s climate policies is under way. Organisers hope to plant 10bn trees by 24 December 2017, with the last one being a Christmas tree planted in front of the White House.

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How climate change is a 'death sentence' in Afghanistan's highlands

Source: The Guardian, 28 August 2017

The central highlands of Afghanistan are a world away from the congested chaos of the country’s cities. Hills roll across colossal, uninhabited spaces fringed by snow-flecked mountains, set against blistering blue skies.

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Harvey comes ashore and dumps buckets of rain on Texas

Source: PRI, 26 August 2017

Powerful wind and heavy rain from Hurricane Harvey lashed the Gulf Coast of Texas on Saturday, uprooting trees, tearing off roofs and forcing tens of thousands of residents to flee.

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Why the IPA's claim global warming is natural is 'junk science

Source: The Guardian, 25 August 2017

People who work for climate science denial thinktanks tend not to spend all that much time worrying about getting stuff into scientific journals. Perhaps because it’s easier, people who are paid to tell the public and policy makers that human-caused climate change is overblown bunk would rather pump out newspaper columns, do softball interviews or push out their own self-published reports. There’s a lot less scrutiny in that kind of public relations.

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Study validates East Antarctic ice sheet to remain stable even if western ice sheet melts

Source: Science Daily, 17 August 2017

A new study from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis validates that the central core of the East Antarctic ice sheet should remain stable even if the West Antarctic ice sheet melts.

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We have forgotten our culture of environment protection, Union minister Harsh Vardhan says

Source: Times of India, 6 July 2017

Union Environment minister Harsh Vardhan on Thursday said had India continued with its culture of environment protection it would have set a big example before the world. Terming the present condition of our forests, rivers, air and land as a "matter of serious concern for us", he said our modern lifestyle is responsible for this.

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Climate change “will hurt US economy, increase inequality” - study

Source: Eco Business, 5 July 2017

The United States economy will suffer if climate change continues unabated, with poorer and warmer parts of the country paying the heaviest price, researchers said on Thursday. Every 1 degree Celsius rise in global temperatures will cost the United States as a whole about 1.2 per cent of its Gross Domestic Product, researchers said in the journal Science.

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Climate change played a role in Europe's scorching June - study

Source: Reuters,30 June 2017

Man-made climate change contributed to scorching heat across Western Europe this month, when Portugal suffered deadly forest fires and many nations sweltered under record-breaking temperatures, scientists said on Thursday.

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Ice-free areas of Antarctica to increase by 2100: Study

Source: Press Trust in India, 29 June 2017

Ice-free areas may increase in Antarctica by 25 per cent due to climate change, leading to drastic changes in the continent's biodiversity, a study warns. Researchers, including those from University of Queensland (UQ) in Australia, investigated how ice-free areas in Antarctica may be affected by climate change.

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Enough workforce, yet Delhi remains smothered in garbage, says High Court

Source: The Indian Express, 29 June 2017

“The culture of not doing duty should end,” the Delhi High Court said on Wednesday while directing civic bodies to undertake various measures to address the issue of garbage disposal which, in turn, has resulted in the spread of vector-borne diseases. A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar said there should be both short-term measures and a long-term action plan. Elaborating on the measures, the court said a location and time-wise works roster, as well as the identity of each cleaning staff or safai karamchaari, should be put up on the website of the corporations.

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New study finds tree line not expanding with global warming

Source: Times of India, 28 June 2017

A new study has debunked a widely-held belief in the scientific community that global warming would cause the tree line -- the mountain zone after which trees stop growing -- to advance upslope.

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Climate change may lead to 2 billion refugees by 2100: Study

Source: PTI, 27 June 2017

One-fifth of the world's population - about two billion people - could become climate change refugees by the year 2100 due to rising ocean levels, a study warns. Those who once lived on coastlines will face displacement and resettlement bottlenecks as they seek habitable places inland, researchers said.

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Paris deal would have given India and China free pass: Mike Pence

Source: Times of India, 21 June 2017

The Paris climate deal would have given a virtual free pass to India and China and cost American economy more than 6.5 million jobs, US Vice President Mike Pence said on Wednesday. "This President put America first not long ago when President Trump made the decision to withdraw the United States of America from the Paris Climate Accord," Pence said in his remarks to the National Association of Manufacturers 2017 Manufacturing Summit.

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Exxon, BP Support Republican Elders' Climate Proposal

Source: Reuters, 20 June 2017

Major oil companies like Exxon Mobil and BP Plc have thrown their support behind a carbon tax plan proposed by a group of elder Republican statesmen, according to an advertisement published in the Wall Street Journal on Tuesday.

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Exxon, BP Support Republican Elders' Climate Proposal

Source: Reuters, 20 June 2017

Major oil companies like Exxon Mobil and BP Plc have thrown their support behind a carbon tax plan proposed by a group of elder Republican statesmen, according to an advertisement published in the Wall Street Journal on Tuesday.

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Expedite Emission Norms for Thermal Power Plants, say Citizens

Source: DNA India,20 June 2017

Sixty three signatories from civil society organisations, medical professionals and concerned citizens all over India have written to the Minister of Environment Forest and Climate Change, urging implementation of new norms for emission standards and water use of the coal fired thermal power plants.

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PM affirms India's commitment to Paris climate deal

Source: Business Standard,19 June 2017

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today talked to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and reaffirmed India's commitment to take forward the Paris climate agreement. Trudeau had called up Modi this evening where the issue of Paris agreement came up for discussion. Sharing details of the conversation through the prime minister's Twitter handle, the PMO said the two exchanged views on developments of mutual interest, specifically climate change.

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Too Hot to Handle: Study Shows Earth's killer Heat Worsens

Source: Times of India,19 June 2017

Killer heat is getting worse, a new study shows. Deadly heat waves like the one now broiling the American West are bigger killers than previously thought and they are going to grow more frequent, according to a new comprehensive study of fatal heat conditions. Still, those stretches may be less lethal in the future, as people become accustomed to them.

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Dutch Government: Will meet 2020 Greenhouse Gas targets after Extra Measures

Source: DNA India,19 June 2017

In a letter to parliament Economic Affairs Minister Henk Kamp said recent commitments by heavy industry, on top a late government push to increase renewable energy investment had made it likely the target, agreed under the Kyoto Protocol, would be met.

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JSW-The Times of India 8th edition calls out green warriors to apply for Earth Care Awards

Source: The Economics Times,16 June 2017

NEW DELHI: While recent developments like the US abandoning the Paris accord have caused a major setback to the fight against the devastating impact of climate change, scientists are warning that time is running out. Communities around the world are experiencing climate change through extreme weather events. The least that can be done is to ensure that businesses, communities and individuals act in whatever way possible.

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Exhibition on Wheels to Raise Awareness on Climate Change

Source: The Hindu,15 June 2017

Science Express,’ a mobile exhibition focusing on climate change, will arrive at Puducherry railway station on Thursday. Billed as a treasure trove of knowledge for children and elders alike, the “Science Express,” which features various aspects of climate change impact, including nature conservation, advancements in biotechnology applications and international climate change negotiations, will be on display at the railway station here on Thursday and Friday.

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Cambridge Scientist Slates Donald Trump's Policy on Climate Change and Calls on the Younger Generation to Vote Tactically to Tackle Global Warming

Source: Cambridge News,15 June 2017

The Cambridge scientist who warned the Fens could be under water by the end of the Century says it's time for younger generation to take a stand on climate change. British Antarctic Survey oceanographer Dr Emily Shuckburgh, OBE, says trying to lower our individual carbon footprint is important, but the number one thing people can do to make a real difference is vote. She also hit out at British politicians for failing to put the issue on the agenda, and singled out US President Donald Trump for his dismissal of the Paris Agreement earlier this month.

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Why California's Climate Change Fight Is Also About Public Health

Source: Time USA,15 June 2017

Even before President Donald Trump pulled the United States out of the Paris Agreement, California Governor Jerry Brown loved to talk about climate change and his efforts to create what he calls "the most integrated policy to deal with climate change of any political jurisdiction in the Western Hemisphere.

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Tester on Russia, health care and climate change

Source: NBC Montana,15 June 2017

Sen. Jon Tester (D-Montana) recently participated in a Q&A with NBC Montana to discuss his thoughts on Russia, the Paris Climate Accord, health care and U.S. Rep.-elect Gianforte. NBC Montana: Missing the "Super Bowl of politics." What do you make of the hearing today and what we already learned from Mr. Comey's written testimony? How does it impact Montanans? Sen. Tester:  I think it's incredibly important we get to the bottom of it. If we don't have faith in our election systems as Montanans, we're going to see even less people vote than as before.

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No Sign of Healing in G7 Climate Change Rift

Source: ET News,12 June 2017

The United States’ partners in the G7 club of wealthy democracies vowed Sunday to pursue efforts to curb climate change despite a rift caused by the American withdrawal from the Paris accord.  "G7 countries have crucial roles and responsibilities to our own public opinion, to developing countries and to the planet," Italy’s Environment Minister Gian Luca Galletti said at a twoday meeting of G7 environmental chiefs in Italy. "The international community awaits our message.

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Germany, California to tackle climate change together

Source:Reuters,10 June 2017

The United States’ partners in the G7 club of wealthy democracies vowed Sunday to pursue efforts to curb climate change despite a rift caused by the American withdrawal from the Paris accord.  "G7 countries have crucial roles and responsibilities to our own public opinion, to developing countries and to the planet," Italy’s Environment Minister Gian Luca Galletti said at a twoday meeting of G7 environmental chiefs in Italy. "The international community awaits our message.

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Germany: Climate will last longer than Trump presidency

Source:News24, 10 June 2017

Threatened as it is, the Earth's climate will survive longer than Donald Trump's presidency, Germany's environment minister said. The US Constitution dictates no more than two terms, federal environmental minister Barbara Hendricks noted to reporters at a San Francisco news conference alongside California Governor Jerry Brown. "So that's eight years," Hendricks said. "I think the climate is going to survive this.

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Climate change is catching up with gardeners: just look at the Chelsea flower show

Source:The Guardian, 9 June 2017

It hit me like a smack in the face. This year’s RHS Chelsea flower show was quite blatant in showcasing the effects of climate change; you may not have noticed though. Most people visiting the show or tuning into the BBC coverage were homed in on the increasingly more naturalistic planting style, the reduced number of large show gardens and the amazing lupins.

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Where climate change is most likely to induce food violence

Source:Science, 8 June 2017

While climate change is expected to lead to more violence related to food scarcity, new research suggests that the strength of a country's government plays a vital role in preventing uprisings.

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Study: India's rising temperatures are already deadly

Source:AP news,8 June 2017

India is now two and a half times more likely to experience a deadly heat wave than a half century ago, and all it took was an increase in the average temperature of just 0.5 degrees Celsius (less than 1 degree Fahrenheit), according to a study published Wednesday.

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Finding new homes won't help emperor penguins cope with climate change

Source:Science Daily,7 June 2017

If projections for melting Antarctic sea ice through 2100 are correct, the vanishing landscape will strip Emperor penguins of their breeding and feeding grounds and put populations at risk. But like other species that migrate to escape the wrath of climate change, can these iconic animals be spared simply by moving to new locations?.

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Domes of frozen methane may be warning signs for new blow-outs

Source:Science Daily, 5 June 2017

Every year we go back to the dome area with our research vessel, and every year I am anxious to see if one of these domes has become a crater," says lead author of the study Pavel Serov, PhD candidate at CAGE at UiT The Arctic University of Norway.

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Increased risk of ozone loss over the United States in summer, evidence shows

Source:Science Science Daily, 5 June 2017

If projections for melting Antarctic sea ice through 2100 are correct, the vanishing landscape will strip Emperor penguins of their breeding and feeding grounds and put populations at risk. But like other species that migrate to escape the wrath of climate change, can these iconic animals be spared simply by moving to new locations?.

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Climate change will make people sicker. Trump is pulling out of Paris anyway

Source:vox, 1 June 2017

President Donald Trump is making good on his campaign promise to pull the US out of the Paris climate agreement — a move that’s been called a moral disgrace and that’s expected to hinder much needed progress in the fight against global warming. A failure to tackle climate change will mean more extreme weather, dirtier air and water, and more food shortages. It’ll also mean more disease.

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Amash Grilled on Health Care and Climate Change

Source:Roll Call, 1 June 2017

Michigan Rep. Justin Amash was grilled by constituents at a town hall meeting about climate change and health care in Byron Township. Amid speculation that President Donald Trump will pull out of the Paris Accords to curb climate change, Amash said the accords should have had a Senate vote.“It’s a treaty and it should be put forward for ratification. There should be debate in the Senate,” WZZM 13 reported Amash as saying.

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A Changing Climate Threatens Our Health

Source:AAFP, 1 June 2017

Climate change is happening now, and this has profound implications not just for the planet, but for our health.
As the continued burning of fossil fuels releases gases into our atmosphere, the planet continues to warm. By trapping solar radiation and preventing it from being reflected back into deep space, these gases function like a greenhouse to warm the planet. Many of these gases comprise just a small fraction of the atmosphere, so even a small change in their concentration has a relatively large impact on the overall climate. For example, carbon dioxide (CO2) accounts for just 0.04 percent of our atmosphere, but that is a 45 percent increase from preindustrial levels and represents a concentration not seen on Earth for the past 800,000 years.

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Scientists are testing a “vaccine” against climate change denial

Source:vox, 31 May 31, 2017

In the battle between facts and fake news, facts are at a disadvantage. Researchers have found that facts alone rarely dislodge misperceptions, and in some cases even strengthen mistaken beliefs.
That’s just as true for climate change as it is for any other politically polarized issue in the US. The theory of identity-protective cognition, developed by Yale Law professor Dan Kahan, holds that we subconsciously resist any facts that threaten our defining values — and better reasoning skills may make us even better at resisting.

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Oxygen levels in Arabian Sea falling, to hit fish growth

Source:The Times of India, 12 May, 2017

With the Indian Ocean warming, the Arabian Sea has seen severe depletion of oxygen rich water, sparking concern among scientists and researchers that fish breeding cycles could get affected.
Scientists of National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) and National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research (NCAOR) have pointed out that the Arabian Sea has the world's thickest oxygen minimum zone (OMZ) depthwise, which is highly vulnerable to changes in the Indian monsoon wind.
OMZ refers to the stretch of seawater where oxygen levels are at the lowest. This zone occurs at depths of about 200m to 1,000m, depending on local circumstances.

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Summer woes: Heat wave kills, but only 9 states have an action plan

Source:The Hindustan Times, 16th May, 2017

Only nine of the country’s 29 states and seven union territories have drawn up heat action plans (HAP) to deal with the killer weather.
Temperatures are soaring but India may not be best prepared to face the heat wave that has killed more than 6,000 people in the past four years, officials say.
Only nine of the country’s 29 states and seven union territories have drawn up heat action plans (HAP) based on guidelines of the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA).

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Exhibition on wheels: Science Express to cover around 70 stations across India

Source:The Times of India, 10 May 2017

The Science Express Climate Action Special (SECAS II), an innovative mobile science exhibition on a 16-coach AC train, will stop at 68 stations across the country in its current phase tour till September.
"The Science Express 9th Phase is covering around 70 stations for science popularisation in nearby areas," the Secretary Department of Science and Technology, Prof Ashutosh Sharma told PTI at a recent DST programme in the city.

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China's President Xi says to uphold global climate deal

Source:Reuters, 9 May 2017

Chinese President Xi Jinping told French President-elect Emmanuel Macron in a phone call on Tuesday that he would uphold the Paris Agreement on curbing climate change.
China, the world's top emitter of greenhouse gases, and France should "protect the global governance achievements contained within the Paris Agreement on climate change", Xi told Macron, the Chinese foreign ministry said.

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Laws to tackle climate change exceed 1,200 worldwide - study

Source:Reuters, 9 May 2017

Nations around the world have adopted more than 1,200 laws to curb climate change, up from about 60 two decades ago, which is a sign of widening efforts to limit rising temperatures, a study showed on Tuesday.
"Most countries have a legal basis on which future action can be built," Patricia Espinosa, the U.N.'s climate change chief, told a webcast news conference of the findings issued at an international meeting on climate change in Bonn, Germany.

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Global trends in climate change legislation and litigation

Source:Centre For Climate Change Economics and Policy (CCCEP), 9 May 2017

Nations around the world have adopted more than 1,200 laws to curb climate change, up from about 60 two decades ago, which is a sign of widening efforts to limit rising temperatures shows this study by the London School of Economics legislation and litigation.

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Antarctic ice sheet stable since warmer times: Study

Source:The Times of India, 8 May 2017

Central parts of Antarctica's ice sheet have been stable for millions of years, even when conditions were considerably warmer than present, new research suggests.
The study of mountains in West Antarctica may help scientists improve their predictions of how the region might respond to continuing climate change.
The findings could also show how ice loss might contribute to sea level rise.

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Coal sector ‘gets £356m a year in subsidies, despite Government’s green pledges

Source:Independent (United Kingdom), 8 May 2017

The coal sector benefits from £356m a year in subsidies in the UK, despite the Government’s pledge to phase out use of the highly polluting fossil fuel, a report suggests. The multimillion-pound support is part of £5.3bn (€6.3bn) given to the coal industry every year by 10 European countries, which account for 84 per cent of the continent’s carbon dioxide emissions, the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) said.

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Heat is on: Let’s not get Trumped on big carbon

Source:The Asian Age, 8 May 2017

We have just crossed April and temperatures are touching record highs.  What has generated a lot of heat is the recent Executive Order issued by the US President Donald Trump, which attempts to roll back Obama-era climate change policies.
During the Presidential campaign, Mr Trump threatened to withdraw the US from the Paris agreement, although mercifully he hasn’t done that yet. The executive order will mainly impact the Clean Power Plan, which committed to reduce US CO2 emissions by 26-28 per cent by 2030, from the 2005 levels. It will also “unshackle” the fossil fuel industry, particularly coal and oil sectors.

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India, China seek transparency at Bonn climate summit

Source:Business Standard, 4 May 2017

India and China, part of the Like-Minded Developing Countries group, have favoured greater transparency in climate negotiations in Germany's Bonn next week as these are crucial ahead of the Paris climate change agreement COP23, climate negotiators said on Wednesday.
The countries called for the 46th session on Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI 46) to take up the matter of transparency and conflict of interest in its discussions while making a strong proposal to tackle the menace.
Citing a Corporate Accountability International report released in Germany on Tuesday, an Indian negotiator said there are close to 250 groups, organisations, associations and trade bodies that have access to influence and hamper the climate negotiation process.

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Igniting climate entrepreneurship in Morocco : findings from the climate entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystem diagnost

Source:Indiaenvironmentportal, 3 May 2017

Climate-smart development is a rapidly growing area in Morocco, and indeed much of the world. It has simultaneously been proven to boost economic development and contribute to more sustainable economic development by reducing emissions and energy costs, creating jobs, and increasing economic opportunity. A World Bank Group (WBG) team, together with the support of Cluster Solaire’s and the Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy (MASEN), undertook a climate entrepreneurship ecosystem diagnostic in Morocco..

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Climate Change's Dangerous Milestone: Earth Passes 410 PPM CO2 Levels for the First Time in History

Source:Nature World news, 2 May 2017

The level of carbon dioxide (CO2) in our planet is more dangerous than ever, as Hawaii's Mauna Loa Observatory recorded CO2 levels passed 410 parts per million (ppm) on April 18. The Keeling Curve, University of California San Diego, Scripps Institution of Oceanography program, which have been recording CO2 levels in the past years, assert that the latest number -- 410.28 ppm to be exact --- is the highest the world has ever seen. The researchers warned that 410 ppm is just the start of the terrifying records that will shock us in the upcoming months.

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Gambia: Meccnr, Agrer Hold Consultative Meeting On Climate Change

Source:All Africa, 2 May 2017

The Ministry of Environment, Climate Change and Natural Resources (MECCNR) in partnership with AGRER, a Belgian Team of Consultant with funding from African Development Bank and World Bank recently convened a stakeholder's consultative meeting on climate resilience for Technical Advisory Committees (TAC) in the North Bank Region.
The forum was meant to formulate a comprehensive transformational adaptation and mitigation investment plans to reduce and manage the country's high vulnerability to change, and to secure catalyst financing.
Speaking at the ceremony held at Kerewan, Mustapha Saidy, the deputy governor, North Bank Region, highlights government's commitment in combating the effects of climate change to enhance national development.

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Ethiopia: Climate Change Could Drive Coastal Food Webs to Collapse

Source:All Africa, 2 May 2017

Coastal marine food webs could be in danger of collapse as a result of rising carbon dioxide levels, according to our new research. The study shows that although species such as algae will receive a boost, the positive effects are likely to be cancelled out by the increased stress to species further up the food chain such as predatory fish.
Food webs are essentially networks of species that interact with each other. The connection between them can stabilise systems, for instance by preventing particular species from becoming too common, thereby encouraging the presence of a wide range of species.

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India's killer heatwaves claim 4620 deaths in last four years

Source:Business Standard, 23 April 2017

Heatwaves in the country are turning out to be particularly deadly with over 4,620 recorded deaths caused by the severe weather condition in the last four years. Of that figure, a whopping 4,246 people died in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana alone.According to the Ministry of Earth Sciences, in 2016, nearly 1,600 people died due to erratic weather conditions, of which 557 casualties were to severe heatwave. 2015 witnessed 2,081 deaths due to severe heatwave while 549 people died in 2014..

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Hot weather changing pattern of allergies

Source:The Times of India, 18 April 2017

In what appears to be an outcome of changing weather conditions, the pattern of allergies affecting people is showing a new trend in the city. Problems like allergic conjunctivitis, allergic rhinitis and eczema have started appearing in the months of February, March and April. Earlier, such allergies were generally reported between July and September.
Allergic rhinitis, a kind of lung allergy, is a case in point. "Heat, humidity, and pollen concentration in air trigger allergic rhinitis. While humidity was said to be the main reason for allergic rhinitis between July and September, now rising temperature is the cause for its cases being reported from February to April," said Prof Suryakant, head of pulmonary medicine department, KGMU.

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Cholera cases reported in India this summer

Source:Down to Earth, 19 April 2017

Cholera, hitherto a rarely-reported disease in India, is raising its head this year in the country.
Odisha’s Ganjam district has reported an outbreak of the disease on April 14. The consumption of  contaminated “Pana”, a ritualistic drink drunk on the occasion of  the “Dandanata” festival observed on April 14, has led to the death of three persons in Kadua village of the district and many more have receivedtreatment at different medical centres. An inquiry by medical authorities and statements of victims have revealed that the “Pana” was prepared with water from a village pond being used for cleaning of body after defecation.
Other than Odisha, 36 other cases of cholera have been recorded in Hyderabad city limits. According to health workers, the disease could have been contracted because of mixing of contaminated water with ice, juice, beverages and other food items.

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Where climate change is threatening the health of Americans

Source:CNN Health, 13 April 2017

As President Donald Trump looks to curb the government's enforcement of climate regulations, experts are concerned about how the action might impact public health.
"The current federal political climate in the United States bodes ill for the future of the world's climate and by extension for the health of people around the world, Americans included," said Dr. Mona Sarfaty, director of the program on climate and health at George Mason University's Center for Climate Change Communication.

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Heat: The ‘Silent Killer’ In India

Source:NDTV Everylifecount, 13 April 2017

On a hot, humid afternoon on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar, construction worker Sabitri Mahanand frets about increasingly “dangerous” summers. Carrying over a dozen bricks on her head, she fears getting sunstroke while at work, but home offers no respite either.
“When the day’s work is over, I’m so exhausted that I often don’t want to cook food but I have no choice,” said Ms Mahanand, 35, wiping the sweat from her face with a cloth wrapped around her waist. “I have to feed myself, my husband and my son.

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5 Reasons Why the Ahmedabad Heat Action Plan Saves Lives

Source:NRDC , 6 April 2017

For the fifth consecutive year, and as temperatures soar to 42°C (108°F), the city of Ahmedabad and partners released the ground-breaking Ahmedabad Heat Action Plan for 2017. As temperatures around the globe inch up degree by degree because of climate change, this western Indian city is working to protect local communities from rising temperatures and the deadly threat of extreme heat. It’s a model other cities might follow to safeguard their citizens from this increasing health danger.
After a devastating heat wave hit the city in 2010, experts estimated the heat contributed to more than 1,000 deaths. This week, the peak temperatures in Ahmedabad have been hovering between 37°C - 43°C (99°F - 109°F), offering a fitting backdrop to the challenges facing the city that is home to more than 7 million people.

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We Must Better Communicate: The Health Risks of Climate Change

Source:Huffpost , 31 March 2017

“Climate change is a complicated topic, which makes it anathema to clear communication,” explained Dr. Ed Maibach, who runs the center for climate change communication at George Mason University. At the climate and health summit at the Carter Center, Maibach said most Americans associate climate change with “plants, penguins, and polar bears,” and view it as a “22nd century problem.” Climate change is seen as a “scientific, environmental, and political problem, but not a public health one.” Given only about one-third of Americans are environmentalists, framing climate change as a health problem first and foremost could help spur more action. Everyone is concerned with the health of their communities and children.

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Expect More Deadly Heat From Climate Change: Study

Source:webmd , 27 March 2017

Deaths related to extreme heat are expected to keep rising, even if most nations can contain global warming at agreed-upon levels, a new study reports.
Nations supporting the 2015 Paris Agreement have pledged to limit global warming to below 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) above preindustrial levels.
However, extreme heat events are expected to occur ever more often as the 2 degree Celsius limit is approached, researchers said.

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Climate change can take a toll on mental health, new report says

Source:washingtonpost , 30 March 2017

Climate change is not only harmful to our physical health — it can be debilitating for our mental health as well, according to a report published Wednesday.
Severe weather events and natural disasters linked to climate change have the most dramatic impact on mental health, according to the report by the American Psychological Association and EcoAmerica: Natural disasters cause intense negative emotions in people who are exposed to them, primarily fear and grief. Anxiety, depression and unhealthy behavior are also common responses. Some people, particularly those who experience tragic events, such as the loss of a loved one or repeated exposure to extreme weather, develop post-traumatic stress disorder.

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Global climate goals within ‘feasible’ reach: Survey

Source:Indian Express, 22 March 2017

Led by cuts in coal-based power plants and thrust on renewable energy by India and China, the construction of such plants globally has witnessed a decline, indicating that global climate goals are within “feasible” reach, a new survey today said. The survey revealed that India and China have seen a significant slowdown in expansion of coal, which is a major cause of pollution and causes approximately 12 lakh deaths in India annually.
“For the first time since the beginning of the global coal boom a decade ago, developments in East and South Asia — in particular China’s wide-reaching restrictions on new coal plants and India’s indication that no new coal power is needed — appear to have brought global climate goals within feasible reach, raising the prospect that the worst levels of climate change might be avoided,” the survey said.

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Here's how climate change is already affecting your health, based on the state you live in

Source:Yahoo Finance, 17 March 2017

Climate change is already beginning to wreak havoc upon the planet. In the short term, we're facing more winter storms , miserably hot summers, and a longer allergy season. In the long term, entire coastlines will likely disappear , threatening communities and wildlife.
On a more local level, experts say the US will be unrecognizable in 100 years.
But just how is all of this affecting you - your state, your coastline - right now?.

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Climate change is making people sick, warns US doctors

Source:Zee News, 16 March 2017

With the rising levels of air pollution, water contamination and a widening range for disease-carrying mosquitoes, a coalition of 11 US medical groups on Wednesday have warned that climate change is making people sick.
With the rising levels of air pollution, water contamination and a widening range for disease-carrying mosquitoes, a coalition of 11 US medical groups on Wednesday have warned that climate change is making people sick.
The US medical group also known as the Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health, represents more than half of US doctors.

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Direct effects of climate change

Source:The Pioneer, 2 March 2017

Rising temperatures cannot be allowed to create a Martian climate on our planet Earth; the gradual warming up of our seasons is an early warning. The winter going by in the country, has been one of the mildest in years
Close on the heels of a feeble winter, this year is expected to have a much harsher summer, with above normal heat wave conditions that will in all probability register higher than ever temperatures across India. These predictions, released recently by the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), also mentioned that the average temperatures in the season would not only be more than one degree Celsius above normal but also that the northwest region of the country would be the worst affected with the higher temperatures. If the IMD forecast comes true, the summer of 2017 would become the second consecutive year after 2016 to record severely high temperatures.

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Climate change had direct impact on human health in recent years

Source:The Indian Express, 3 February 2017

The Chandigarh unit of Indian Meteorological Society held a symposium on climate change and health on Wednesday. Surender Paul, director, Indian meteorological department, Chandigarh, said: “The recent years have witnessed a direct impact of climate change on human health, creating a need for medical professionals to work in the area of climate change to better understand the relationship between varying climate and disease pattern. The year 2016 was observed as the hottest year.”
Dr Ravindra Khaiwal, associate professor of environmental health, School of Public Health, PGIMER, delivered a lecture titled “Climate change and its impact on human health”. He pointed out that there was a need to initiate a mitigation action for societal benefits and stressed that there was a need to develop and disseminate a more robust early warning system to save human lives during disasters such as cyclones, floods, extreme heat and others.

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El Nino May Make a Comeback as Australia Sees Pacific Warming

Source:Bloombergquint, 31 January 2017

Less than a year after the world said goodbye to one of the strongest El Ninos on record, forecasters are predicting the weather pattern may make a comeback.
Climate models indicate the central Pacific Ocean will probably warm over coming months, suggesting neutral conditions or El Nino are the most likely scenarios for the southern hemisphere winter-spring period, Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology said on its website. Five models show El Nino thresholds may be reached by mid-to-late winter, it said. Australia’s winter starts in June.
The 2015-16 El Nino was the strongest since the record event of 1997-98. The pattern reduced rainfall in the Indian monsoon, parched farmlands, and curbed production of cocoa in Ivory Coast, rice in Thailand and coffee in Indonesia. India’s Skymet Weather Services Pvt. said last week that El Nino showed signs of resurfacing in coming months.

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NASA, NOAA data show 2016 warmest year on record globally

Source:NASA Global Climate Change, 18 January 2017

Earth’s 2016 surface temperatures were the warmest since modern recordkeeping began in 1880, according to independent analyses by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Globally-averaged temperatures in 2016 were 1.78 degrees Fahrenheit (0.99 degrees Celsius) warmer than the mid-20th century mean. This makes 2016 the third year in a row to set a new record for global average surface temperatures.

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Short-lived greenhouse gases cause centuries of sea-level rise

Source:NASA Global Climate Change, 13 January 2017

Even if there comes a day when the world completely stops emitting greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, coastal regions and island nations will continue to experience rising sea levels for centuries afterward, according to a new study by researchers at MIT and Simon Fraser University.In a paper published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), the researchers report that warming from short-lived compounds — greenhouse gases such as methane, chlorofluorocarbons, or hydrofluorocarbons, that remain in the atmosphere from anywhere between less than a year to a few decades — can cause sea levels to rise for hundreds of years after the pollutants have been cleared from the atmosphere.

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NASA releases eye-popping view of carbon dioxide

Source:NASA Global Climate Change, 12 December 2016

A new NASA supercomputer project builds on the agency's satellite measurements of carbon dioxide and combines them with a sophisticated Earth system model to provide one of the most realistic views yet of how this critical greenhouse gas moves through the atmosphere. Scientists have tracked the rising concentration of heat-trapping carbon dioxide for decades using ground-based sensors in a few places. A high-resolution visualization of the new combined data product – generated by the Global Modeling and Assimilation Office at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, using data from the agency's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) satellite build and operated by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California – provides an entirely different perspective.

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Six changes after Paris climate deal: How the new global pact could affect your life

Source:The Indian Express, 3 October 2016

THE PARIS Agreement on climate change, which India ratified on Sunday, is close to becoming a reality now. In terms of its scope and impact, it is probably the most far-reaching international agreement ever. From here on, countries would strive to make every economic activity, anywhere in the world, compliant to climate change objectives. In India, as in the rest of the world, what this will lead to is change in where we live, how we travel, what we eat or wear, and even what we do in our personal and professional spaces. But while all of these may not be visible to the common people, some certainly will. So what will change, and what could?.

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India to ratify Paris agreement on climate change: Here is everything you need to know

Source:The Indian Express, 26 September 2016

Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced on Sunday that India will ratify the COP21 Paris Agreement on climate change. The Paris Agreement is an international agreement within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and has been ratified by 61 countries till now. As many as 191 countries had signed the agreement till the convention closed on December 12, 2015. India had not ratified it yet as it sought greater flexibility for its industrial and economic growth plans.

The US and China, two of the most industrialized countries in the world, have already ratified the document. India will become the 62nd country to ratify the Paris Agreement. The agreement, now that it has been ratified, will have a significant bearing on the energy sector and will have a huge impact on the industrial output.

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2nd Edition of International Public Health Conference
Date: 16-18, March 2023
Venue: Singapore and virtually.
IPHC 2023 is a premier event that brings together researchers, scientists, academicians, public health specialists, healthcare practitioners, healthcare providers, policymakers, vaccine specialists, drug developers, pharmaceutical representatives, and healthcare workers from all over the world to present their latest research ideas, development, and applications in all fields of public health.

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2nd World Congress on Climate Change and Environmental Health: Recent innovations and Emerging trends in climate change for a healthy Environment
Date:02-03, November 2022
Venue: Berlin, Germany
Conferenceseries LLC Ltd is an amalgamation of Open Access Publications and worldwide international science conferences and events. Established in the year 2007 with the sole aim of making the information on Sciences and technology "Open Access", Conferenceseries LLC Ltd publishes scholarly journals in all aspects of Science, Engineering, Management and Technology journals. Conferenceseries LLC Ltd has been instrumental in taking the knowledge on Science & technology to the doorsteps of ordinary men and women. Research Scholars, Students, Libraries, Educational Institutions, Research centers and the industry are main stakeholders that benefitted greatly from this knowledge dissemination.

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Global Summit on Environmental Health: Environmental Education in a Time of Eco Systemic Crisis
Date:10-11, October 2022
Venue: Stockholm, Sweden
Global Summit on Environmental Health, scheduled on October 10-11, 2022 in Stockholm, Sweden which is an outstanding assembly for the worldwide prominent professionals in the field of Environmental Science where Administrators, Scientists, Professors, Researchers, Students, and Delegates are about to share their research work and accepting newly emerging developments in the conference areas.

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Euro-Global Climate Change Conference(EGCCC 2022)
Date:19-20, September 2022
Venue: Paris, France (Hybrid mode)
EGCCC 2022 brings together a varied range of research and case studies from around the world in simultaneous sessions, as well as provides numerous networking and communication opportunities with leading experts in the field including researchers, scientists, environmentalists, healthcare professionals, industrialists, and professionals from related fields who are interested in global climate change challenges and solutions.

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International Conference on Ecosystem Management and Environmental Health (Digital)
Date:08-09, September 2022
Venue: Online
The International Research Conference is a federated organization dedicated to bringing together a significant number of diverse scholarly events for presentation within the conference program. Events will run over a span of time during the conference depending on the number and length of the presentations. With its high quality, it provides an exceptional value for students, academics and industry researchers.

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16th International Federation of Environmental Health (IFEH)
Date:23-25, August, 2022
Venue: World Trade Center, Kuala Lampur
The World Congress on Environmental Health (WCEH) 2022 is a bi-annual event that is held with the purpose of providing a forum for environmental health practitioners to discuss and tackle challenges and problems faced in the environmental health sector. The World Congress on Environmental Health is held by the International Federation of Environmental Health (IFEH) but organized by the country’s respective environmental health representative body.

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Climate Week 2022: World Conference on Climate Change & Sustainability
Date:22-25, August, 2022
Venue: Online
This Global Conference on Climate Change will focus on a variety of advanced research topics including Carbon Sequestration, Climate Change and Global Warming Evidences, Greenhouse Gases, Pollution, and Climate Change, Climate Hazards, GIS and Remote Sensing, Climate Change & Health, Ecology and Ecosystems, Renewable Energy, Bioenergy, Climate Solutions, Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), Climate Policy and Entrepreneurs Investment Meet.

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International Conference on Changing Climate and Environmental Health ICCCEH (Digital)
Date:16-17, August 2022
Venue: Online
The International Research Conference is a federated organization dedicated to bringing together a significant number of diverse scholarly events for presentation within the conference program. Events will run over a span of time during the conference depending on the number and length of the presentations. With its high quality, it provides an exceptional value for students, academics and industry researchers.

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6th International Conference on Climate Change 2022 (ICCC 2022)
Date: 17-18, February,2022
Venue: Online
The 6th International Conference on Climate Change 2022 which will take place on from 17th – 18th February 2022 in Virtual Platform. Purpose of event is to encourage collaboration and exchange of information, ideas among environmentalists and professionals in related disciplines with a particular interest in global climate change issues and solutions.

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2021 Global Conference on Health and Climate Change
Date: 06-07, November, 2021
Venue: Glasgow, Scotland, UK
An international team of researchers found a strong and statistically significant relationship between the spatial distribution of global climate risk and toxic pollution. For more than 30 years, scientists on the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change have focused on human-induced climate change. Their fifth assessment report led to the Paris Agreement in 2015 and, shortly after, a special report on the danger of global warming exceeding 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. The Nobel Prize-winning team stressed that mitigating global warming "would make it markedly easier to achieve many aspects of sustainable development, with greater potential to eradicate poverty and reduce inequalities.

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Health & Environmental Resilience and Livability in Cities - The challenge of climate change (HERL)
Date: 20-21, July, 2021
Venue: Online
The 21st century has seen significant shifts in climate variables, reflected in the form of extreme weather conditions and events, coupled with infectious diseases and viruses, presenting societies and organizations today with major, and occasionally unprecedented, challenges. Consequently, the resulting disruptions and their consequences are changing the Built Environment (BE), forcing the world to rethink buildings and urban areas as well as leverage innovative sustainable solutions. In light of the extraordinary risks posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change impacts escalated in the form of an increased frequency of natural hazard occurrences in cities, and therefore current research is now highlighting the importance of the role of the Built Environment in supporting public health measures, thus reducing the risk of infections and creating a positive force for the development of healthy urban centers.

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13th International Conference on Climate Change: Impacts & Responses
Date: 08-09, April, 2021
Venue: Online
Founded in 2009, the Climate Change: Impacts & Responses Research Network is brought together by a common concern for the science of, and social responses to, climate change. We seek to build an epistemic community where we can make linkages across disciplinary, geographic, and cultural boundaries. As a Research Network, we are defined by our scope and concerns and motivated to build strategies for action framed by our shared themes and tensions.The Thirteenth International Conference on Climate Change: Impacts & Responses features research addressing the following annual themes. Each year we also focus on a Special Focus that presents a timely challenge.

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The 5th International Virtual Conference on Climate Change 2021
Date: 18-19, February 2021
Venue: Online
ICCC 2021 is a platform for eminent researchers, scientists, industry experts and all interested scholars to discuss and share their current policies, implementations, data streams about climate change and its impacts. The Conference will feature speakers representing activists, academicians, and industry experts working on Climatology..

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7th Global summit on Climate Change (Webinar)
Date: November 18-19, 2020
Venue: Online
7th Global summit on Climate Change amidst Nov 18-19, 2020, Lisbon, Portugal melds brief keynote presentations, speaker talks, Exhibition, Symposia, Workshops, and Speaker sessions. Climate Congress 2020 will join world-class professors, scientists, researchers, students, environmentalists to discuss methodology to reduce global warming, climatic change and its effect, pollution and recycling. Climate Change Conferences 2020, Climate Science conferences 2020, environmental meetings 2020 are planned to give various information that will keep helpful scientists next to each other of the issues impacting the expectations, finding and solution for climatic change and its effect. The assembling of this event will be dealt with around the subject .Tackling Climate Change for a Sustainable Future.

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9th World Conference on Climate Change (Webinar)
Date: October 12-13, 2020
Venue: Zurich, Switzerland
9th World Conference on Climate Change” clearly reflects the interests of the global enthusiastic conference attendees like Environmental Scientists, Researchers, Professors, Entrepreneurs, Energy professionals, Industrial Experts and Academic Students from around the globe who are searching to attend and present/exhibit their research/organization findings on highly acknowledged international conferences like ours with the web traffic a total of about 111,916 visits. The total page views were close to 245,128 where our reports are analyzed half yearly.

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Climate Change Virtual 2020
Date: September 18-19, 2020
Venue: Online
Climate Change Virtual 2020 is designed to discuss problems and solutions of climatic variability and change - its descriptions, causes, implications and interactions among these. Webinar Topics includes but is not limited to topic relating to Climate Hazards, Global Warming Effects and Causes, Climate Change and Health, Air Pollution, Disaster Management, Environmental Geo-techniques, Water Sustainability, Agricultural Sustainability, Climate Change Economics and many more topics This includes interactive keynote lectures, oral and poster sessions and panel discussions with respect to recent innovations and achievements.

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Virtual Conference on Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability 2020
Date: August 21, 2020
Venue: Online
The Virtual Conference on Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability 2020 is designed with the objective of providing a Virtual Conference experience maximizing opportunities for researchers to develop their career and engage in debates and discussions with the stakeholders pertaining to the field of study. The Conference will comprise of academics, industry researchers, advocates, educators, artists, social workers, and policy makers together make a significant contribution by imparting and enhancing knowledge for the greater good of the community and the society at large. We encourage abstracts from different schools of thought, disciplinary areas and intellectual discourses.

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Twelfth International Conference on Climate Change: Impacts and Responses

Date: July 01-02, 2020

Venue: Venice, Italy

The International Conference Climate Change: Impacts & Responses attendees include leaders in the field, as well as emerging scholars, who travel to the conference from all corners of the globe and represent a broad range of disciplines and perspectives. A variety of presentation options and session types offer opportunities for attendees to share their work, discuss key issues in the field, and build relationships with attendees.

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3rd World Congress on Environmental Toxicology and Health Safety

Date: May 25-26, 2020

Venue: Barcelona, Spain

Conference Series LLC Ltd. is a renowned organization that organizes highly prominent conferences around the world. Environmental Toxicology 2020 welcomes all the participants around the globe which is going to be held during May 25-26, 2020 in Barcelona, Spain. The subject of the event is, “Environmental Education in a Time of Eco Systemic Crisis". The main objective of the conference is to spread awareness about Environment and Pollution control. The Environmental Toxicology 2020 certification corporation offers several different options for board certification in Ecology Certification. Ecology studies the interactions among organisms and their environment. Topics of interest include the biodiversity, distribution, biomass, and populations of organisms.

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6th Gogreen Summit & Awareness on Climate Change

Date: March 20-21, 2020

Venue: Bali, Indonesia

BioLEAGUES Worldwide in association with Scopus organizes the “6th GoGreen Summit and Awareness on Climate Change” at Swiss bell Rainforest Hotel, Bali, Indonesia on March 20-21, 2020. We cordially invite all the Scientists, Academicians, Industrialists, Research Scholars and Students to share their knowledge and research work in all the aspects of Environmental Science. This conference on Climate Change and other related issues assures to be an interactive and informative event which will explore the issues, innovations and integrated approaches towards environmental sustainability and climate change. The speakers from various discipline around the world gathers at “6th GoGreen Summit” to speak on Sustainable Development of Environmental Science and Engineering towards climate change and Environmental Health.

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International Conference on Climate Change: Adaption and Mitigation

Date: January 08-10, 2020

Venue: Thrissur, Kerala, India

Climate change as a phemoanon has become reality of life and cannot be ignored anymore. The effects of climate change can be observed across diverse geographic regions where numerous species and ecosystems are at risk of being extinct. This international conference provides important views on critical issue of climate change, drawing from many perspectives and disciplines. Experts from various countries will present an overview of the impact of climate change in different perspectives and analyse the mitigation strategies.

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6th World Conference on Climate Change

Date: September 02-03, 2019

Venue:  Berlin, Germany

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  • Extreme heat
  • Variable rainfall pattern
  • Patterns of infection
  • Measuring the health effects

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6th Global summit on Climate Change

Date: October 20-21, 2019

Venue: Amsterdam Netherlands

Environmental Conferences 2019 regards each one of the individuals to go to the “6th Global summit on Climate Change" amidst October 20-21, 2019 Amsterdam | Netherlands which melds brief keynote presentations, speaker talks, Exhibition, Symposia, Workshops, Speaker sessions.  Climate Congress 2019 will join world-class professors, scientists, researchers, students, environmentalist, to discuss methodology to reduce global warming, climatic change and its effect, pollution and  recycling. Climate Change Conferences 2019, Climate Science conferences 2019, environmental meetings 2019 are planned to give various information that will keep helpful scientists next to each other of the issues impacting the expectations, finding and solution for climatic change and its effect. The assembling of this event will be dealt with around the subject “Tackling Climate Change for a Sustainable Future.

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U.S.-India Partnership for Climate Resilience:Workshop on Climate and Health

Date: October 23-24, 2018

Venue: India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhis

This workshop is part of the broader U.S.-India Partnership for Climate Resilience and the Understanding Climate Health Associations in India (UCHAI) initiative and is partially supported by the U.S. National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) and NOAA. UCHAI assists with building capacity for climate resilience of the human health sector in India. UCHAI initiative and this workshop offers a platform which brings together professionals, experts, organizations, and knowledge systems which address climate change and health issues in India.

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U.S.-India Partnership for Climate Resilience - Workshop on High-Resolution Climate Projections and Analysis for India

Date: October 30- November 1 2017

Venue: India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhis

As part of the India-U.S. Partnership for Climate Resilience (PCR), The Energy Resources Institute (TERI) convened along with, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), Indian Meteorological Society (IMS), Understanding Climate Health Associations in India (UCHAI), U.S. Department of State, NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NOAA NCEI), a collaborative workshop on climate modelling and advanced climate downscaling techniques. This workshop on High-Resolution Climate Projections and Analysis for India was held on February 9th, 2018 at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, India.

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Capacity Building in Environmental Public Health Research

Date: February 9, 2018

Venue: Seminar Hall, TERI, IHC, Lodhi Road, New Delhi

TERI is organizing a Workshop on "Capacity Building in Environmental Public Health Research" supported by Department of Health Research, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare from October 30th to November 1st, 2017 at India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi.

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Fostering Low Carban Health Care (Green Hospitals Asia Conference 2017)

Date: October 20-21, 2017

Venue: Taipei, Taiwan

Organized in partnership with the Health Promotion Administration of Taiwan’s Ministry of Health, the Taiwan Society of Health Promotion Hospitals, and Tzu Chi Medical Foundation, the conference will once again bring together health systems, health organizations, and hospitals from across the region to tackle the role of health care in addressing environmental and public health issues.

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Date: 16th- 22th September 2017

Venue: AIIMS, New Delhi

TERI based initiative Understanding Climate & Health Associations in India (UCHAI) is supporting the Annual College Cultural Festival – PULSE- at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi. PULSE, 2017 is the 45th edition of annual intercollegiate festival of AIIMS held from September 16 - 22, 2017. The festival is organizing a series of events on the Importance of Global Climate Change and Its Impact on Human Health through creative video competitions, fine-art events, and social outreach. 

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Date: 4th- 15th September 2017

Venue: G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology (GBPUAT), Pantnagar, Uttarakhand State

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Webinar on Climate Change and Health: What Medical Students and Health Professionals need to know?

Date: 18th August 2017

This webinar shared the underlying linkages of climate and weather with health and presented the international frameworks that govern some of the national initiatives on climate change and health. The webinar focused on medical students and health professionals as its key audience.

The webinar established key linkages between climate change, environmental, and health effects in different socio-economic groups. Climate variability and change affect temperature, precipitation patterns, and air quality. Changes in these environmental variables increases pathogens in the environment, leads to build-up of air pollutants, increases land-surface temperature, changes water quantity, and decreases water quality, which in turn affects health outcomes. Health outcomes include increase in vector-borne diseases, cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, heat stress, and displaced populations due to flooding, and extreme weather events. Those from lower socio-economic background, practicing farming, and dependent on weather patterns for food and water security are most vulnerable to the effects of climate change.

Heat Stress Management in Urban Areas (Case study in Delhi)

Date: April 25, 2017

Venue: Seminar Hall, TERI, IHC, Lodhi Road New Delhi

TERI is currently engaged in a collaborative research project, HI-AWARE, where we are trying to understand the impacts of climate change on the livelihoods of people living in the glacier and snow-pack dependent river basins of the Himalayas. One such study basin where TERI is currently involved in research is the Upper Ganga.
In this basin, apart form focussing on multiple issues related to climate change and livelihoods we are also focussing on Heat Stress in Delhi, with our partners, Wageningen University and Research (WUR), Netherlands. Over the course of the previous year we have, through various methods, tried to capture indoor and outdoor temperature trends, to better understand heat stress/exposure patterns in Delhi.
As another gruelling summer approaches, we invite you, as a part of small expert group, to a half-day workshop to understand the means and methods to reduce household temperature stress. Presenting the initial impressions from our study in Delhi, we aim to initiate a dialogue on mainstreaming heat mitigation/adaptation strategies.
We are confident that your presence will add value to the event and look forward to seeing you on the 25th of April at the Seminar Hall, TERI, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.

IA10 Health and environment conference

Date: March 06-08, 2017

Venue: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Innovation is a central engine and driving force of economic growth and development - it can drive sustainable economic and social development for the region, while economies based on innovation and knowledge can help in promoting greater growth and spur entrepreneurship. The Arab World needs to embark on a journey of innovation, and prepare the ground for the rise of the creative revolution, creative class and creative society, for the region to transform their economies into full-fledged knowledge-based economies.

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National Consultation on Planning Heatwave Management in India

Date: September 21, 2017

Venue: Park Hotel New Delhi

A one-day National Consultation therefore was held on 21st September, 2016 for Planning Heatwave Management in India in New Delhi. The consultation was organized by Global Change and Sustainable Health Institute of Taru Leading Edge (TARU) in partnership with Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), Understanding Climate and Health Associations in India (UCHAI), Indian Institute of Public Health, Gandhinagar (IIPH-G) and India Meteorological Society (IMS). The initiative was supported by the Asian Climate Change Resilience Network (ACCCRN) and Rockefeller Foundation. A roadmap document on the occasion was also released. The roadmap was developed under the guidance of eminent national and international experts including those from health, disaster, urban planning and environment fields..

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