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March 2 - March 10, 2023
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 State of Odisha is experiencing the country’s worst forest fires again with 642 incidents in March.

According to the WMO, unprecedented heatwaves and other climate impacts are expect around the world.

India has seen its hottest February since 1901.

Around 80% of future warming from food consumption will be from meat, rice and dairy products, says a report.

This week, Sunita Narain writes that to get out of fossil fuels, quickly ramping up cheaper finance for renewable energy will be key.

The IEA says that global CO2 emissions rose less than initially feared in 2022, since clean energy growth offset much of the impact of greater coal and oil use.

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Odisha experiencing the country’s worst forest fires again, 642 incidents in March, 09 March 2023
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WMO: Hottest year ever in next three, 1.5 degrees Celsius to be breached, 03 March 2023
This could mean unprecedented heatwaves and other climate impacts all around the world
Horn of Africa has entered 6th consecutive wet season with no rain: UNHCR, 02 March 2023
In Somalia, 3.8 million people have been displaced as of February 28, 2023; close to 300,000 people could be newly displaced by July 2023
Getting out of fossils, 10 March 2023
Quickly ramping up cheaper finance should be JET-P’s focus so that the new energy future is clean
A tonne of fossil carbon isn’t the same as a tonne of new trees: Why offsets can’t save us, 10 March 2023
Avoiding the worst of climate change means stopping the extraction and burning of fossil fuels; offsets will not save us
Renewable Generation Obligation notification will enrol coal players in clean energy transition, 07 March 2023
Notifications by the ministry are attempts to enhance ‘supply-side’ management for renewable energy & reduce dependence on coal
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Africa health security at risk; NCDs, climate change top causes, 10 March 2023
More coordination among African nations & inclusive leadership required to address upcoming health risks
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Short-distance migrations help communities manage climate shocks: Study, 09 March 2023
Many migrate short distances inside their own countries to harness opportunities out there or adapt to shocks and stressors in their life
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Global food emissions alone can push warming beyond 1.5°C, 09 March 2023
Around 80% of future warming from food consumption will be from meat, rice and dairy products
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Bushfire smoke eats up the ozone protecting us from dangerous radiation. The damage will increase as the world heats up, 09 March 2023
We’re likely to see falling ozone concentrations in new places rather than just around the South Pole
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Extended monsoon, warm winter reduce Alphonso mango yield by 40%, 07 March 2023
Shortage in supply of the popular variety may keep the prices high
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Climate impact on health threats in focus at pan-Africa meet in Rwanda, 07 March 2023
Four-day Africa Health Agenda International Conference 2023 at Kigali; to discuss steps to build climate-resilient health systems
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Maharashtra unseasonal rains likely to damage onions, wheat, grapes, 06 March 2023
Along with a drop in price, the conditions will bolster pest attacks, farmers say
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Trouble ahead for Horn of Africa as white maize stocks dry up, 06 March 2023
Experts are worried that drops in surplus will leave very little for Horn of Africa’s needs
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A plateau? Global CO2 emissions rose less than initially feared in 2022, says IEA, 03 March 2023
Clean energy growth offset much of the impact of greater coal and oil use, according to the IEA analysis
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African dryland trees store less carbon than believed earlier, finds study, 02 March 2023
Study by team including NASA scientists estimates carbon stocks of trees in semi-arid sub-Saharan Africa; calculates 840 million tonnes of carbon locked up
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