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Meet the pilot who quit flying because of the climate crisis

  • Not many pilots climbing steadily up the ranks retire their wings in the name of environmental activism. But Todd Smith did just that at great expense. He spoke with DW about this life transition.
'To go out and fly passengers was a dream come true' (Privat )
'To go out and fly passengers was a dream come true' (Privat )
Published on Aug 09, 2022 02:28 PM IST
By, Delhi

Study finds 58% of infectious diseases due to climate crisis

  • Researchers looked through the medical literature of established cases of illnesses and found that 218 out of the known 375 human infectious diseases, or 58%, seemed to be made worse by one of 10 types of extreme weather connected to climate change.
People attend a climate change demonstration in London, Britain, (REUTERS/Hannah McKay/File Photo)
People attend a climate change demonstration in London, Britain, (REUTERS/Hannah McKay/File Photo)
Published on Aug 09, 2022 05:10 AM IST
AP |

France in midst of 4th heat wave amid historic drought

The southern half of France expects daytime temperatures of up to 40 degrees celsius, and won't drop at nighttime below 20 degrees celsius.
File photo of cracked and dry earth on the banks of Le Broc lake, as a historical drought hits France, August 5, 2022.(REUTERS)
File photo of cracked and dry earth on the banks of Le Broc lake, as a historical drought hits France, August 5, 2022.(REUTERS)
Published on Aug 08, 2022 08:10 PM IST
AP | | Posted by Yagya Sharma

US Senate poised to pass Biden's cornerstone climate and health bill

  • "I think it's going to pass," Joe Biden, who recently recovered from a second bout of Covid-19, told journalists Sunday morning in a brief appearance on the White House lawn.
United States President Joe Biden. (AP file photo)
United States President Joe Biden. (AP file photo)
Updated on Aug 07, 2022 10:03 PM IST
AFP |

Climate change making weather prediction worldwide difficult: IMD chief

The senior IMD scientist explained that climate change has increased the surface air temperature, which in turn has increased the evaporation rate. Since warmer air holds more moisture, it leads to intense rainfall.
The number of heavy rainfall events has increased and that of light rainfall events has decreased due to climate change, said IMD director general Mrutyunjay Mohapatra.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The number of heavy rainfall events has increased and that of light rainfall events has decreased due to climate change, said IMD director general Mrutyunjay Mohapatra.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Aug 07, 2022 02:16 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Yagya Sharma
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