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It's time for Northeast to prep for floods like those that hit this winter. Climate change is why

It's time for Northeast to prep for floods like those that hit this winter. Climate change is why

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Published on Feb 15, 2024 10:41 AM IST
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We can't turn a blind eye to climate change when sea surface temperatures rise

2024 is already witnessing an early and unprecedented surge in ocean heat. This, after 2023 being the warmest year on record

Two men talk together on the shore after swimming in the sea at La Concha beach in San Sebastian on January 26, 2024 as temperatures around 30�C were recorded in Spain. Spain is affected by a heat wave worthy of the start of summer in the middle of January, according to the meteorological agency (Aemet), which is worried about this
Published on Jan 27, 2024 08:00 AM IST

Faster melting of West Antarctic ice sheet 'unavoidable’ even if emissions cut

The West Antarctic ice sheet holds 3.2 million cubic kilometers (767,000 cubic miles) of ice on land.

Researchers used a regional ocean model to simulate four potential global warming scenarios.(Representational)
Published on Oct 23, 2023 10:52 PM IST
Bloomberg |

Climate action must follow idea of antyodaya, says Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi called on ministers of the member countries of the intergovernmental forum G20 to deliver a strong communique on the climate crisis

Prime Minister Narendra Modi virtually addresses G20 ministers in Chennai. (PTI)
Updated on Jul 28, 2023 11:02 AM IST

‘If you do want to invest in a house, head for the hills’

As Mumbai experienced incessant rain through this month, Goenka looked back at the first deluge the city experienced in its recent history, and spoke to HT about what lies ahead

A flood-free Mumbai is a fairy tale. Even if one were to stop all destruction of mangroves, salt pan lands, construction of “infrastructure” projects in sensitive areas and clean up and desilt our water bodies -- which obviously is not happening -- the extreme sea level rise (SLR) over the next 20 years, along with our already compromised drainage system, will ensure that Mumbai will get flooded. Our municipal commissioner has admitted this. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 26, 2023 12:42 AM IST
ByPrayag Arora-Desai
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