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Heat Wave Vulnerability Mapping for India

7 August 2017

Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2017, 14(4), 357; doi:10.3390/ijerph14040357 Gulrez Azhar 1,2,*, Shubhayu Saha 3, Partha Ganguly 4,5, Dileep Mavalankar 4,5 and Jaime Madrigano 1 1 The RAND Corporation, 1776 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401, USA 2 Pardee RAND Graduate School, 1776 Main [read more]

The uncertain death of king coal

4 August 2017

by Omair Ahmad After three years of declining coal production, China has suddenly seen a rise in both its production and consumption. While analysts debate whether this is a mere blip in an overall declining trend of coal use, the rest of Asia is also caught in the midst of a strange debate where [read more]

Climate change pushing Asia towards doom

31 July 2017

Joydeep Gupta, July 31, 2017 Food, health, energy; everything at risk as the temperature rises, but Asia also has the opportunity to lead in green technologies Children in Sindh, Pakistan, play at a water pump Much of Asia may see 50% more rainfall due to climate change, although countries like [read more]

Revealed: 91% of Karachi’s water unfit to drink

28 July 2017

Zofeen T. Ebrahim, July 28, 2017 Faced with leaky pipes, faulty treatment plants and illegal tapping, the government of Sindh is struggling to provide clean and safe water to Karachi’s galloping population Flood-affected people in Sindh, Pakistan, recipients of UK humanitarian aid in response to [read more]

Young people’s burden: requirement of negative CO2 emissions

20 July 2017

From Volume 8, issue 3 Earth Systems Dynamics (Creative Commons) James Hansen1, Makiko Sato1, Pushker Kharecha1, Karina von Schuckmann2, David J. Beerling3, Junji Cao4, Shaun Marcott5, Valerie Masson-Delmotte6, Michael J. Prather7, Eelco J. Rohling8,9, Jeremy Shakun10, Pete Smith11, Andrew [read more]

The End of the Age of Oil

15 July 2017

I read an interesting article on Bloomberg – “Big Oil Just Woke Up to Threat of Rising Electric Car Demand” (14th July 2017) which made me think about the whole question of why oil is so central to our economy and how its replacement by renewables will affect carbon emissions. The article [read more]

Navigating toward a ‘Paris Agreement for the oceans’?

13 June 2017

James Fahn: Global cooperation on the protection of our seas has been one of the weak points of the environmental movement. New York – The first ever UN Ocean Conference came to a close on Friday 9 June with a Call For Action, over 1,300 voluntary commitments made to support ocean health, and [read more]

The world’s biggest gamble

13 June 2017

Johan Rockstrom 1, Hans Joachim Schellnhuber 2, Brian Hoskins 3, Veerabhadran Ramanathan 4, Peter Schlosser 5, Guy Pierre Brasseur6, Owen Gaffney 1,7, Carlos Nobre8,MalteMeinshausen2,9, Joeri Rogelj 10,11, andWolfgang Lucht 2  1 Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm, Sweden, 2 Potsdam Institute [read more]
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