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February 23 - March 1, 2022
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The new report by the IPCC, on climate change impacts and adaptation, was published this week. It was deemed an “atlas of human suffering” by the UN Secretary-General.

It states that India’s rice output may decrease 30% if global warming rises to 4°C above pre-industrial levels. Ganga, Brahmaputra, and Indus River water levels could rise by 2050. “Our vulnerabilities laid bare”, said the Chair of the Least Developed Countries group in response to the report.

Domestically, Bihar’s first floating power plant in Darbhanga will be commissioned soon. In the Manipur Assembly Elections, most parties have promised action on green issues concerning the state.

This week we also learn about why polar bears are migrating to Russia from Alaska.

Union Environment Minister Bhupender Yadav released DTE’s State of India’s Environment 2022 this week. It can be purchased here.
Climate change induced droughts major driver of food insecurity: IPCC report, 01 March 2022
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Atlas of human suffering: IPCC report stresses on interconnections among climate, biodiversity, well-being, 28 February 2022
It warns of irreversible damages but also offers solutions
Why the cost of mitigating climate change can’t be boiled down to one right number, despite some economists’ best attempts, 23 February 2022
Precise predictions raise the risk of conveying too much certainty in a constantly changing world
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Bhupender Yadav releases DTE’s State of India’s Environment 2022, 01 March 2022
Climate change, desertification and the sustainability-affordability linkage three extremely critical issues facing India today
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Ganga, Brahmaputra, Indus water levels to rise by 2050: New IPCC report, 01 March 2022
In the Indus, runoff is expected to increase due to accelerated snowmelt; in the Ganga and Brahmaputra, it would be due to more precipitation, the IPCC AR6 report said
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Bengal tiger, hoolock gibbon, snow leopard to face climate change wrath: New IPCC report, 01 March 2022
Biomes, species and biodiversity to be affected according to projections for Asia by IPCC
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Konark will now light up its Sun Temple with solar energy, 01 March 2022
Odisha plans to make the coastal temple town a 100 per cent solar town and also place it among India’s first few zero emission cities or towns
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‘Our vulnerabilities laid bare’: Least developed countries react to IPCC’s Working Group II report, 28 February 2022
Chair of LDC group urges rich countries to deliver on loss and damage and climate finance
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Manipur Assembly Elections 2022: Loktak, climate change, carbon footprint feature in party manifestos, 25 February 2022
Most parties fighting the Manipur elections have promised action on green issues concerning the state
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Bihar’s first floating power plant in Darbhanga to be commissioned soon, 24 February 2022
The floating power plant will meet two goals at a time: Producing green energy from solar panels and promoting fish farming underwater
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Human presence has accelerated snow melting in Antarctica: Report, 24 February 2022
Black carbon-impacted areas seeing snowpack shrinking by up to 23 millimetres water equivalent every summer
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Most carbon capture & utilisation technologies may be counterproductive: Study, 23 February 2022
CCU techs might divert attention from more effective emission reduction options
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