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November 17 – November 23, 2021
Dear readers,

In his exclusive for Down to Earth, India’s Environment Minister Bhupendra Yadav outlines his reasons why COP 26 in Glasgow was a success for the country.

Success or not, the outcomes of the summit are critical for India, as it is likely to be hit the most in Asia by global warming. Climate change is impacting tea production in Assam, and is causing anomalies in the winter monsoon.

Despite India’s position, COP 26 had many forms of climate denial on display, and widespread support for false solutions.

Climate change is also impacting mental health, with a rise in suicides linked to humidity, according to a new study.

And finally, a new factsheet by Down to Earth shows how air pollution is exacerbating climate change in the Himalayas.
More rainfall in store for Andhra after unusual post-monsoon floods. Here’s what is causing it, 23 November 2021
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Down To Earth Winter monsoon: 2021 had fewest sub-divisions with normal rainfall in five years, 22 November 2021
Daily temperature extremes affect fire activity in Sierra Nevada: Study, 18 November 2021
Number of wildfires in the region could rise by as much as 83% by the 2040s; the area burned could climb 92%
DTE Exclusive: Environment minister Bhupender Yadav writes why CoP26 was a success for India, 19 November 2021
A collaborative, not competitive, approach alone can save our planet. That is why India upped its commitment to the cause of saving the planet before demanding others to do their bit
Climate change denial 2.0 was on full display at CoP26, but there was also pushback, 19 November 2021
COP26 was yet another win for the fossil-fuel sector, but a loss for the planet. And as Greta Thunberg said, it’s simply more “Blah, blah, blah.”
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Global warming to hit India the worst in Asia by 2070, 23 November 2021
Over 9 billion across the world likely to be exposed to annual average temperatures experienced only in the hottest deserts
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Why were there no cyclones in October and November?, 19 November 2021
If December also remains cyclone-free, it would be the first time since 1961 that the post-monsoon season would not get a cyclone
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How to manage disasters: Assam officials visit Odisha to learn, 18 November 2021
Three officials from Assam were recently in Kendrapara and Puri to know how Odisha managed its cyclones
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Renewable wood-based products can help combat climate change: FAO, 18 November 2021
Bioeconomy has emerged as a concept for tackling challenges that contribute to climate change
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Climate change is real: Assam tea did not see a second flush this year, 17 November 2021
Measures to mitigate the impact of climate change on the tea industry need to be urgently undertaken, say tea experts
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Climate change & mental health: Suicides linked with rise in humidity, says new study, 17 November 2021
Humidity obstructs the body's natural cooling system
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Commitments fall short: Amazonian indigenous people slam CoP26, 17 November 2021
Rather than taking meaningful action, CoP26 has provided powerful political and corporate actors the opportunity to cement false solutions, activists say
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Nepal’s first hydropower from a glacial lake, 17 November 2021
Turning global warming into opportunity, melting Himalayan glacier is harnessed for electricity
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How air pollution is exacerbating climate change in the Himalayas
Here’s how smoke settles in higher altitudes and messes up the natural processes of glaciers
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