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'Climate crisis accelerating at faster pace than expected': Scientist Roxy Koll

Climate meetings like the one that starts on Monday in Germany’s Bonn put climate scientists and most of their recommendations in the back seat, says Roxy Koll.

Roxy Mathew Koll (HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 05, 2023 01:59 AM IST
ByJayashree Nandi

Environment needs our urgent attention

India is drowning in toxic plastic waste and waking up only on June 5 will not help. We must focus on individual action

The biggest challenge for the country is that it generates much more plastic waste than it reports (Ajay Aggarwal/HT Archive)
Published on Jun 04, 2023 09:01 PM IST

CAUSE AND EFFECT | Marine heatwaves pose a threat we need to prepare for. Now.

As global average air temperatures rise, so does the probability of marine heatwaves with oceans absorbing nearly 90% of the excess heat

The warm patch of water in the Pacific Ocean, known as The Blob, brought unusual heat to parts of the world. Water temperature inside the blob reached 2.5 degrees Celsius (pictured here) above normal in many places. (Wiki Commons)
Updated on Jun 04, 2023 06:45 PM IST
ByTannu Jain

What unusual May temperatures signify

The unusual May temperatures also showed how weather patterns were increasingly becoming unpredictable due to the climate crisis

While there is a sense of relief with the lower temperatures, fear lingers that a cooler May could hit the development of the crucial monsoon rainfall. (Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jun 01, 2023 06:31 PM IST
ByHT Editorial

New study says 7 of 8 climate red lines crossed, India a transgression hotspot

Transgression of ESBs is spatially widespread, with two or more ESBs already transgressed for 52% of the world’s land surface.

Overshooting 1.5 degree C warming would lead to irreversible impacts and risks for human and natural systems.
Updated on Jun 01, 2023 05:36 PM IST
ByJayashree Nandi
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