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September 22 - September 28, 2022
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Dear readers,

The recent rainfall in Delhi-NCR region was caused by 3 weather systems, the La Nina and the warming Arctic.

The monsoon winds will take another 4 weeks to withdraw completely from the Indian subcontinent.

September has caused several tropical storms around the world that have turned into typhoons and hurricanes.

This week we learn what will happen to India in a 1.5°C warmer world.

In renewable energy, 700,000 new jobs have grown in the sector in just a year.

For India’s clean cooking transition, development financial institutions play a major role.

And countries like India, that are more likely to be affected by the climate crises may need more financial institutions like SEBI’s green and blue bonds.
Delhi-NCR deluge: 3 weather systems, La Nina and warming Arctic responsible, say experts, 23 September 2022
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Down To Earth Monsoon 2022 starts retreating after 114 days of erratic rainfall, extreme weather events, 22 September 2022
SEBI’s green and blue bonds: Are they the sustainable finance that India needs?, 27 September 2022
Developing countries like India are more likely to be affected by the climate crises; financial institutions will play a crucial role in such a scenario
World Environmental Health Day: Green issues need to be actively taught in schools, universities, 26 September 2022
Supreme Court in 1991 had directed environment be taught compulsorily at every level of education
How climate vulnerability in South Bihar takes a toll on its groundwater, 26 September 2022
Higher unpredictability in monsoon rainfall is evident from the 1990s onwards
Will algae biofuels become viable?, 23 September 2022
Pioneers of commercial biofuel production had to shut shop or diversify their portfolio
The White House wants a climate denier out as World Bank President, 23 September 2022
John Kerry backs Al Gore’s call to ‘get rid of’ David Malpass at the world’s largest development bank
India’s clean cooking transition: Why development financial institutions play major role, 22 September 2022
Including clean cooking in their investment portfolios on ecosystem preservation will go a long way
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End fossil fuels: Climate group calls for global occupation of schools & universities, 27 September 2022
Can no longer pretend normality is fine, claims group; announces protest days after global climate strike
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Climate change blues: Many lakes to turn green, brown, 27 September 2022
Air, temperature, precipitation, lake depth and elevation determine the colour, along with factors like algae and silt
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Repeated multi-year droughts hit India over last 1,000 years, water policies need reassessment: Study, 26 September 2022
Southwest monsoon could switch into a drought-prone mode, lasting decades in the future
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White fly attack, untimely rains and drought; Rajasthan farmers stare at losses, 26 September 2022
Farmers are now banking on the Rabi crops as they lost hopes of a good income in the Kharif season
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Greening economy: 700,000 new jobs in renewable energy sector in just a year, 26 September 2022
The sector employed 12.7 million people across the world in 2021
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Model shift: Climate change forces Zimbabwe to finally take up irrigation, 25 September 2022
Irrigation has remained largely alien to Zimbabwe since rains were dependable; but that is no longer the case
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Churn under sea: Can increase in seafloor spreading speed up global warming, 25 September 2022
Seafloor spreading, caused by an upwelling of magma, has led to episodes of global warming in the geologic past; the spread rate has slowed down in last 19 million years, but could gather momentum
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Fridays for Future: It isn’t too late, say young activists demanding climate reparations, justice, 23 September 2022
Demands for loss & damage finance raised across the world 6 weeks ahead of CoP27
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Coral reefs can adapt to climate change; you must give them a chance, 23 September 2022
99% coral reefs will be gone by the end of this century if coordinated efforts are not taken
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Global warming increased appetite of termites that feed on wood needed to store carbon: Study, 23 September 2022
Termites release carbon dioxide by decaying deadwood
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Tasmania whales stranding: Climate change ‘among other factors’ can cause such events, say experts, 22 September 2022
Experts say whale stranding tend to recur at the same locations across the world
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Africa needs at least 9 times more climate finance to meet 2030 goals, 22 September 2022
Africa requires $277 billion annually to implement its Nationally Determined Contributions towards mitigating greenhouse gas emissions
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Ocean carbon observing system inadequate and immature: Report, 22 September 2022
The Ocean Observing System Report Card, 2022 report card pointed at inequality in the operational services across the oceans like Indian Ocean, Atlantic ocean and Southern Ocean
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Climate shocks to drive 13.5 million people in Africa’s Sahel into poverty by 2050, 21 September 2022
Sahelian countries need $33.16 billion for climate adaptation by 2030
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