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October 6 - October 11, 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,

India witnessed a concurrent increase in meteorological droughts and heatwaves in various parts of the country over the last 60 years.

Rains in Uttar Pradesh have ruined crops such as paddy, sugarcane, mustard, potatoes and other vegetables.

India received 52% excess rainfall than normal over one weekend.

Inclement weather is also affecting farmers’ mental health and social standing in many regions. In fact, climate change has escalated suicide rates among Marathwada farmers.

Climate tipping points could lock in unstoppable changes to the planet, in fact, mall patches of the Amazon and northern forests might tip and transition to a savannah-like state first, bypassing a more catastrophic dieback across the whole forest.

Every degree of warming counts – see Down to Earth’s series of interactive infographics here, that explore the 21st Century's toughest development challenge: the planet's changing climate.
Climate crisis: Expect more extreme heatwaves in near future, 11 October 2022
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Down To Earth North India rains: Crops ruined in Uttar Pradesh; over half a million affected by floods, 11 October 2022
UP Dussehra downpour: 10,000% excess rain in 3 districts of state wrecks kharif crop, 07 October 2022
No initiative has been taken so far in the government and districts regarding the survey for compensation to farmers
Flood warnings that don’t break the banks, 10 October 2022
Global number of weather disasters has increased by five times over the last 50 years
Climate tipping points could lock in unstoppable changes to the planet — how close are they?, 07 October 2022
Small patches of the Amazon and northern forests might tip and transition to a savannah-like state first, bypassing a more catastrophic dieback across the whole forest
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Nord Stream spews high levels of methane, likely to affect marine life, 11 October 2022
Dissolved methane transforms back into a gaseous form when it reaches the surface
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Water, Marathwada women’s woe: Inclement weather affecting farmers’ mental health, social standing, 11 October 2022
Market does not support the farmers even if they manage to harvest the crops
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Recurring rains in October call for change in monsoon definition, 11 October 2022
In the first 10 days of October, 10 states received large excess rainfall while eight had excess rainfall
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Climate finance: Donors give less than they claim; and not for mitigation to needy countries, 11 October 2022
Mitigation finance primarily went to middle-income countries such as Brazil, India, Mexico and Indonesia
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A million-year-old marine DNA can reveal how climate change will affect Antarctica, 10 October 2022
New form of analysis helps scientists study long-term responses of ocean ecosystems
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Climate change triggered droughts in Northern Hemisphere: Study, 10 October 2022
Conditions in the Northern Hemisphere would only have been anticipated once every 400 years if humans had not warmed the Earth
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Water, Marathwada women’s woe: Weather vagaries force farmers to sell lands, 07 October 2022
Simultaneous droughts and floods have become an increasing concern and the instances have escalated in the past five decades
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Ice flow in Antarctica changes with season, can impact sea-level rise estimates, 07 October 2022
Meltwater reaching base of glaciers or thinning out of ice shelves likely causes
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Climate change escalates suicide rates among Marathwada farmers, 06 October 2022
Farmer suicides have increased significantly and doubled in some regions where weather extremities incurred heavy losses
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How climate change is wreaking havoc on communities in Niger Delta, 06 October 2022
Locals vulnerable to recurring floods in Africa's largest oil producer; a non-profit is mapping these communities for early warning of flood risk
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Climate risk index shows threats to 90% of the world’s marine species, 06 October 2022
Urgent need to understand how climate change affects marine life to develop adaptation approaches
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