The key factor in all climate change articles and especially the Paris Agreement, is that we should not let the temperature increase beyond 2° Celsius. According to current trends, with all our mitigation efforts, the temperature of our Earth is expected to rise by 3.5° Celsius at the end of this century. And without any effort […]Read More Why is an increase of 2° Celsius such a big deal?
At school, I’m sure every child was once fascinated by the knowledge that the rings on a tree trunk can tell it’s age. The very fact that the age of a tree can be recorded this way used to be unreal, and to actually count the rings of a cut tree and figuring out the […]Read More What can tree rings can tell about forest fires?
The narrow zones of the world where the land meets the sea hosts some of the most diverse ecosystems in the world. Coastal wetlands, estuaries, backwaters, deltas, lagoons, reefs, bays all come under a broad term called coastal ecosystems. Together, they add up to 1.6 million kilometers. of coastline. Each one is unique, but has […]Read More Coastal ecosystems severely under threat due to climate change
(This is the fifth post in the “feedback loops” series.) Climate is weather, over a long period of time. Unlike weather, climate is predictable. It has a number of factors like solar insolation, rainfall, temperature and latitude/altitude that controls it in a particular place. Also, climate encompasses a large area. Because of the spatial and […]Read More Positive feedback loops: Controlling global climate
Over the course of the presidential elections in the US, many researchers were keen on finding out what the candidates and the public in general feel about climate change. The results? Not good. Donald Trump has gone on record to say that he think climate change is a “hoax perpetrated by the Chinese” and wants […]Read More Why don’t people believe in climate change?
While climate change in the next 50 years is expected to cause a multitude of changes in the physical environment of the world, that’s not all it is going to do. The more dangerous effect climate change is going to have is on the ecosystems and the composition of ecosystems. Plants and animals of an […]Read More Does climate change affect species distribution?
While the cases of forest fires have been increasing all over the world, most of them have been due to human activities and carelessness. As I’ve mentioned in my previous post, Forest Survey of India believes that 95% of the fires caused are due to human negligence. In this post, I’m going to be looking […]Read More Forest fires and climate change: is there a link?
If this is true, it supplements my claim that as of now, we are still in a glacial period, geologically speaking. We are facing the huge crisis of climate change, and the rapidity of that change, but we are not yet in a situation where we can call the situation of the world as “global […]Read More The past and the future: A comparison
From The Guardian Arctic sea ice cover could be confirmed within days as the second lowest ever recorded, the latest data suggests. According to the US national snow and ice data centre (NSIDC) the ice which forms and disperses annually has been close to its minimum extent for the year for several days and has […] […]Read More Arctic sea ice about to hit a record low
This is by far the best and funniest description I have ever seen.Read More How Temperature has varied from 20,000 BC till today