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March 15 - March 24, 2022
A weekly digest on impacts, politics and science of the climate emergency; from the Global South perspective. Access our extensive coverage on climate. You can find this newsletter in the web here.
Dear readers,

Climate change is threatening Indian cities like Kolkata and causing unusual wildfires in Kerala. India’s water security is also greatly at risk. And climate change is also threatening the livelihood of Himalayan shepherds.

The city of Mumbai recently prepared a Climate Action Plan, and it could potentially be achieved through renewables like solar and wind.

Globally, a new study states that wealthy oil producing countries must phase out oil and gas production by 2034. Permafrost peatlands in Europe and western Siberia are nearing their tipping point, according to another study.

Our upcoming training programme titled Demystifying Climate Data for Communication and Action will be held from April 11 to 25, 2022. You can register here.
Disaster deaths, sinking: Unprepared Kolkata face multiple climate risks, warns IPCC report, 21 March 2022
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Down To Earth Climate Change is real: Unusual early summer causes wildfires in Kerala, 17 March 2022
Wealthiest oil producing countries must phase out oil and gas by 2034, poorest by 2050, 24 March 2022
The world will exhaust the carbon budget for 1.5°C warming in a decade at current rate of emissions
Mumbai Climate Action Plan aims to remove carbon emissions by 2050. Can it be done?, 24 March 2022
The solution lies in switching to renewables like solar and wind. Solar alone can potentially generate 1,724 MW of electricity, enough to meet half of Mumbai’s energy needs
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World Meteorological Day: WMO to ensure global early warning systems coverage in 5 years, 23 March 2022
Early warning systems can be critical tools to reduce disaster risk and support climate adaptation, according to Guterres
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World Water Day: India’s water security at great risk in era of climate change, says CSE, 22 March 2022
In the age of climate change, we need to know that the water agenda is the real make or break of our future, says CSE director-general, Sunita Narain
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Climate variability may explain annual spike in ozone-destroying gas: Study, 21 March 2022
Forest fires fuelled by the El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) phenomenon might be responsible for the short-term spikes in methyl bromide, a known destroyer of the ozone layer
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Megadrought, megapluvial conditions will become the new normal under high emissions scenario: Report, 17 March 2022
The shift may have already taken place or is in the offing in some regions
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Monsoons can go for a toss. What will that mean to us?, 16 March 2022
Peninsular India will get more rain while central, north India will be dry; the lives of 300 million west Africans will also be impacted
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Permafrost peatlands in Europe, western Siberia nearing tipping point: Study, 16 March 2022
Frozen wetlands in Europe and western Siberia store up to 39 billion tonnes of carbon
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