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October 12 - October 18, 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 Earth just had its 5th-warmest September on record. The monsoon period in India is changing and may have to be redefined.

This week we learn how global warming will impact Indian states and where India’s climate hotspots are.

India’s iron and steel sector can reduce its emissions further but it needs planning, technology and funds.

India is making a green push for second-generation bioethanol.

Despite setting an emission target of Net Zero by 2070, India still has 99 coal projects in the pipeline – a 36% underutilised coal capacity in existing mines.

With COP 27 approaching, journalists may join CSE’s media briefing on November 3, to learn what is on the agenda for the climate summit.
Cyclone brewing? Conditions favourable, wait and watch for next 48 hours, say experts, 18 October 2022
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Down To Earth Earth just had its 5th-warmest September on record, 17 October 2022
Can the ‘gist’ city climate plan secure a resilient future for Chennai?, 17 October 2022
The hasty of putting up draft, seeking public opinion raises doubts about seriousness of planners
India’s green push for second-generation bioethanol, 14 October 2022
Could diversify feedstock basket, help secure long-term sustainability with improved economics
Make steel future-ready, 14 October 2022
We can emit even less than what we do today; it needs planning, technology & funds
Can carbon capture be new hope for mitigating CO2 emissions?, 13 October 2022
NTPC Vindhyachal implements carbon capture technology
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Can fast-moving glaciers contribute to sea-level rise?, 18 October 2022
Sea-level rise depends on how meltwater drainage operates and modulates the speeds of glaciers
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Ocean currents protect Galápagos Islands from global warming; but are they safe forever?, 14 October 2022
Flora and fauna of the Galápagos could assist reseed failing ecosystems and maintain the region’s fisheries
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Net Zero by 2070: India still has 99 coal projects in pipeline, 14 October 2022
India has a 36% underutilised coal capacity in existing mines
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Device made for the Moon may aid in carbon sequestration on Earth, 14 October 2022
A pocket-sized device intended for use on the Moon could soon play a key role in Japan’s ambitious plans to sequester carbon dioxide
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Africa needs $25 billion per year for universal access to clean energy: IEA, 13 October 2022
As much as $22 billion per year is needed for electricity connections alone
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Net-zero emission means doubling energy supply from renewables, 12 October 2022
World currently depends on 25 per cent of low-emission sources for its energy requirements
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As world converges for an African CoP, the continent’s east bets on geothermal, 12 October 2022
Ethiopia, Kenya are actively making efforts to generate geothermal power; but experts have concerns
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This Weekly Newsletter is published by Down to Earth and the Centre for Science and Environment, a Delhi-based global think tank advocating on global south developmment issues.
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