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March 25 - April 03, 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,

The IPCC published the third instalment of its Sixth Assessment Report on April 4 – it provides many cheap and viable solutions to halt climate change.

In a new addition, it also includes demand-side options for mitigation, showing what individuals can to do reduce emissions.

But the rest of the world is distracted by the Russian war and the fight for ‘energy security’ has shifted focus back to fossil fuels.

Meanwhile, climate change is causing ever-increasing impacts like the latest heat wave in Odisha.

And drought is afflicting countries in Africa like Somalia and Kenya.

To make sense of these climate trends, join our upcoming training programme titled Demystifying Climate Data for Communication and Action, from April 11-April 25, 2022.
Dry March: Is India looking at deficient pre-monsoon rain in 2022, 30 March 2022
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Down To Earth Heat wave warning in Odisha as temperatures soar, 30 March 2022
Warm Arctic waves, La Niña to blame for early heat waves, depressions: Experts, 29 March 2022
If the interaction between La Niña and the warm Arctic is happening, it is an impact of global warming
LNG, but not for rich world, 28 March 2022
Industrial countries need deep decarbonisation; they can’t re-invest in fossil fuels and call it clean & green
Six takeaways from IPCC AR6 Report: Long-term benefits of cutting emissions today outweigh costs, 4 April 2022
The report provides an exhaustive list of solutions across the energy, buildings, transport, land and industrial sectors which show that it is possible to cut emissions quickly and cheaply
Upcoming IPCC report to include demand-side of mitigation, technology transfer, 28 March 2022
The report will be published on April 4 following rigorous review with governments, authors
Climate communication: Why it is so important in today’s world, 26 March 2022
Climate communication can demystify climate change and create awareness in a language that can be understood, empathised with and acted upon
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UN takes note of global indigenous fire practices to control wildfires, 01 April 2022
Indigenous and traditional fire management techniques must be incorporated into policy, UN report says
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Carelessness, lack of prompt action behind regular forest fires in Purulia, 31 March 2022
The regular forest fires have become a threat to the ecological system and environment
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Why cities are hiring dedicated officials to prepare for extreme heat, 31 March 2022
The urgency to hire heat officers globally reflects a reckoning on heat unfolding across the world
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Indian insurers listed among worst performers in climate sector globally, 31 March 2022
Cyclone Amphan fetched record insurance damages despite not paying three-fourths of claimed amount
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Sariska Fire: IAF fighting blaze with choppers; no tigers harmed, says official, 30 March 2022
The fire started on March 27 afternoon and has gone out ofcontrol
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Energy transition holds key to tackle global energy and climate crisis: IRENA, 29 March 2022
World Energy Transitions Outlook outlines priority actions till 2030 to keep 1.5°C alive; calls on governments to fast-track energy transition for more energy security, resilience and affordable energy for all
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Somalia: Drought forced more than 450,000 people from their homes this year, 29 March 2022
Around 1.4 million children could be acutely malnourished by mid-year
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In Odisha, regular cyclones push people to turn towards renewable energy, 25 March 2022
Lack of consumer awareness, timely approval of net metering applications and tax increase hinder further growth of solar in Odisha
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Drought in Kenya: Nearly 3.5 million people are hungry, says UN, 25 March 2022
Over 90 per cent of the open water sources have dried up
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