Monday, 15 October 2018

Tag Archives: climate change

UN warns paradigm shift needed to avert global climate chaos

INCHEON: Avoiding global climate chaos will require a major transformation of society and the world economy that is “unprecedented in scale,” the UN said in a landmark report that warns time is running out to avert disaster. Earth’s surface has warmed one degree Celsius (1.8 degrees Fahrenheit) – enough to ...

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UN warns paradigm shift needed to avert global climate chaos

LONDON: Earth’s surface has warmed 1°C- enough to lift oceans and unleash a crescendo of deadly storms, floods and droughts – and is on track toward an unlivable 3°C or 4°C rise Avoiding global climate chaos will require a major transformation of society and the world economy that is “unprecedented ...

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Bangkok meet fails to finalise draft on climate change rules

BANGKOK: An international meeting in Bangkok fell short of its aim of completing fruitful preparations to help an agreement be reached in December on guidelines for implementing the 2015 Paris climate change agreement. The six-day meeting, which ended on Sunday, was scheduled to step up progress in the battle against ...

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Climate affects development of human speech

Finding a correlation between climate and the evolution of language, researchers said that languages with complex tones are much more likely to occur in the world’s humid regions. Similarly, languages with simple tone occur more frequently in desiccated regions, whether frigid areas or dry deserts. To discover an association between ...

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For global water crisis, climate may be the last straw

PARIS: Before man-made climate change kicked in – and well before “Day Zero” in Cape Town, where taps may run dry in early May – the global water crisis was upon us. Freshwater resources were already badly stressed before heat-trapping carbon emissions from fossil fuels began to warm Earth’s surface ...

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Obama issues warning on social media dangers in Harry interview

Former US president Barack Obama said the way people communicate via social media risked splintering society and leaders had to ensure the Internet did not cocoon users within their own biases. “All of us in leadership have to find ways in which we can recreate a common space on the ...

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Around 50 leaders, excluding Trump set for Paris climate summit

PARIS: Around 50 world leaders are expected in Paris for a major climate summit this month but US President Donald Trump will skip it, the French presidency said. China and India’s leaders won’t attend the December 12 meeting either, though each will send a minister, in what is billed as ...

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G20: World leaders at odds with Trump on trade, climate

HAMBURG: World leaders at the G20 summit in Germany went into their final day of talks Saturday scratching their heads over what to do about a increasingly isolationist United States. Leaders appeared to be at an impasse over trade and climate change, with German Chancellor Angela Merkel making clear that ...

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Climate change may harm your sleep

Climate change that leads to warmer than normal nights can do major harm to human sleep, researchers say. The findings showed that abnormal increases in night temperature by 1 degree Celsius can translate to three nights of insufficient sleep per 100 individuals per month in the US. If climate change is ...

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China vows to implement Paris agreement on climate change

BEIJING: China will continue to be an active player in climate talks and its policies will not be affected by any external changes, a Chinese negotiator at a UN climate change conference said. Chen Zhihua, a member of the Chinese delegation and an official of China’s National Development and Reform Commission, made the ...

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