Why UAE, Saudi Arabia are witnessing unprecedented rainfall and floods

Saudi Arabia is best known for its vast deserts, stunning dunes and scorching heat for the majority of the year. Yet, in a dramatic shift in weather patterns, parts of the country are grappling with extreme floods following an unprecedented spell of heavy rainfall. The kingdom’s capital, Riyadh, witnessed many cars being swept away due … Read more

Indian Ocean Warming Threatens Severe Cyclones, Heavy Rainfall And Marine Ecosystems: Study

Last Updated: May 01, 2024, 00:29 IST Pune (Poona) [Poona], India Two sperm whales are seen swimming on the Indian Ocean surface during the Greenpeace’s Arctic Sunrise expedition at the Saya de Malha Bank within the Mascarene Plateau, Mauritius March 14, 2021. (Reuters) Study warns of severe cyclones, heavy rainfall, and marine heatwaves in Indian … Read more

World Witnessed Warmest March In 2024, Says EU As 12-Month Average Temperature Reaches New Record

The European Union’s climate agency said on Tuesday that the world experienced the warmest March ever due to a combined effect of El Nino and human-caused climate change. According to the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S), the average temperature of 14.14 degrees Celsius in March was 1.68 degrees Celsius higher than the month’s average for … Read more

Global Average Temperatures 1.45℃ above Pre-Industrial Levels in 2023: WMO State of The Climate Report

According to the annual WMO State of the Global Climate Report released on Tuesday, 2023 has been confirmed to be the warmest year in the 174-year observational record. (Representational image/AP) Never have we been so close – albeit on a temporary basis at the moment – to the 1.5°C lower limit of the Paris Agreement … Read more

Systemic failures and policy induced

A recent study showed that 90 per cent of the Himalayas may face year-long drought if global average temperatures increase by 3 degrees Celsius as compared to the pre-industrial (1850-90) period. The declaration asserts that these disasters are not “natural” but are induced by policies and historical resource exploitation, holding decision-makers accountable from the global … Read more

Africa’s extreme, urgent crises fall out of focus as global attention drifts

However, the Central African Republic has occupied a place in this sad list every year, emphasised David Mutua, Care spokesperson for the African regions. Angola in extreme distress The aid organization commissioned the media monitoring service Meltwater to examine 5 million online articles in Arabic, German, English, French and Spanish from 1 January 1 to … Read more

2023, Hottest Year On Record, Highlights Humanity’s Failures, Says Scientist

The year 2023 saw its fair share of disastrous events. In 2023, the world experienced a notable surge in both the occurrence and severity of natural disasters, ranging from the Turkey-Syria earthquake to flooding in South Africa and wildfires in Algeria. This year was characterized by a series of impactful events, including devastating earthquakes, floods, … Read more

Flash Floods Hit Northeastern Australia, Forcing Residents to Seek Refuge on Hospital Roofs

Last Updated: December 18, 2023, 11:07 IST A supplied image obtained on Monday, December 18, 2023, shows State Emergency Service personnel evacuating people from flood waters in far north Queensland, Australia. (Reuters) Flash floods engulf northeastern Australia, forcing residents onto hospital roofs. Crocodiles and road closures add to the disaster. Helicopters aid rescues Stranded residents … Read more

COP28 Approves First-Of-Its-Kind Deal That Urges Nations To ‘Transition Away’ From Fossil Fuels

COP28: The 2023 United Nations Climate Change Conference, or the 28th edition of the Conference of Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP28) has approved a first-of-its-kind deal that urges Nations to ‘transition away’ from fossil fuels. The first global stocktake text, which is an assessment of progress made towards mitigating global … Read more

COP28 First Global Stocktake Advance Version Mentions Transitioning Away From Fossil Fuels But Not Phase Out

COP28: The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) released the ‘advance version’ of the first global stocktake on December 13, 2023, as COP28, the 2023 UN climate summit that began in Dubai on November 30, ran into overtime due to clashes among countries over the inclusion of fossil fuel ‘phase-out’ in the climate … Read more