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January 1 – January 7, 2022
Dear readers,

2022 is on track to be one of the world’s warmest years, and has coincided with the coronavirus pandemic, leading people to desire a more sustainable future.

A study has shown a significant increase in rainfall in large parts of Africa over the past few decades, while the Indian state of Kerala has been experiencing an onslaught of heavy rains, floods, landslides and droughts over the last few years.

A recent study by the Centre for Science and Environment found that Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu are among five Indian states with the dirtiest coal power stations.

On the technology front, we learn about Thailand’s new early warning technology which will protect 70 million from disasters, and the effect of bioenergy crops on cultivated areas.
2022 may continue the trend of world’s warmest years: UK Met Office, 07 January 2022
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Down To Earth Significant increase in rainfall in north, central Africa: Study, 04 January 2022
Climate crisis in Kerala: An integrated approach is needed to mitigate impact, 04 January 2022
The state has been experiencing an onslaught of heavy rains, floods, landslides and droughts over the last few years
Life after COVID: Most people don’t want a return to normal. They want a fairer, more sustainable future, 04 January 2022
People thought they were unlikely to get the future they wanted. People want a progressive future but fear that they’ll get a return to normal with power vested in the government
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Why did the Maya civilisation collapse? We don’t know yet, but drought was likely not the cause: Study, 07 January 2022
The Maya people could have turned to chaya and cassava to meet their carbohydrates and protein needs
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Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu among 5 Indian states with dirtiest coal power stations: CSE analysis, 06 January 2022
State-run stations in these states will default emission norms, finds CSE analysis
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Thailand’s new early warning technology to protect 70 million from disasters, 05 January 2022
The country suffered economic loss due to natural disasters from 2009-2018 to the tune of $46,055,161
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Bioenergy crops create cooling effect on cultivated areas: Study, 03 January 2022
Global air temperature decreases by 0.03~0.08 °C, after 50 years of large-scale bio-energy crop cultivation
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