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June 28 – July 6, 2022
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Dear readers,

The monsoons rains have caused disasters in Himachal Pradesh, and is causing landslides across the Himalayas.

In some parts the rain is welcome since India ended June with water storage level in 101 of its 143 reservoirs at 40% or less.

In Madhya Pradesh, scanty June rain forced farmers to sow paddy a second time.

Elsewhere eastern Africa’s drought is likely to get worse since human-induced warming has raised the temperature of the western Pacific Ocean. Overall, Africa needs $2.8 trillion from 2020-2030 to meet climate goals, says a new report.

Meanwhile, while developed countries like the European Union should cut their emissions so the developing world suffers from climate impacts less, it has instead increased its use of polluting fuels like coal.

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Monsoon’s debut week in Himachal: Disaster toll already at 44, 06 July 2022
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Europe is buying coal, firing up plants amid Russian sanctions to meet electricity demand pushed up by heatwaves
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Climate litigations: Global South catching up with hotspot United States, 06 July 2022
Annual volume of cases doubled since Paris agreement; few in India
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Drought in the Horn of Africa: More than 18.5 million in Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and Djibouti face humanitarian crisis, 06 July 2022
As pastureland and water points dry up, 20 million may be acutely food insecure by year-end
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Tightening emission standards for ‘baby’ boilers: A much awaited step, 06 July 2022
A majority of boilers in industries in Delhi-NCR are baby boilers
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Heavy rainfall due to climate change increasing landslides, say experts, 05 July 2022
73% of landslides in the Himalayas due to heavy rains, low absorbtion into the ground
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Scanty June rain forces MP farmers to sow paddy a second time, 05 July 2022
The state received about 23% less rainfall than average till June 28, 2022, resulting in wilting of crops; farmers have had to borrow money to sow their fields again
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Reservoirs storage low as India enters second monsoon month, 01 July 2022
India ended June with water storage level in 101 of its 143 reservoirs at 40% or less
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Cost of climate action: Africa needs $2.8 trillion from 2020-2030 to meet goals, says report, 01 July 2022
About 90% climate finance is likely to be external
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Going under: Coastal Odisha under existential threat, 30 June 2022
In a warming world, governments are far from prepared to resettle people evicted by sea-level rise
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Sea-level rise: 6 states in US may lose 83% coastal marshes, 28 June 2022
The coastal area will stop being a carbon sink and start releasing more carbon into the atmosphere
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Oceans Great Dying 2.0: Earth’s climate moderator is warming, faster, 28 June 2022
Oceans are heating up as they cross their natural capacity to sink carbon and atmospheric heat induced by GHGs emissions. It will further disrupts life above the oceans
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