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March 11 - March 15, 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 El Nino phenomenon is likely to arrive by July-August 2023, according to experts.

Cyclone Freddy has killed 140 people across Madagascar, Mozambique and Malawi , and has caused torrential rainfall, flooding and landslides.

This week we also learn about how droughts bring disease , particularly in semi-arid and arid regions.

Odisha had half of India’s wildfires on March 13 and poachers may be to blame, according to the Principal Chief Conservator of Forests.

The meeting to approve the IPCC Synthesis Report of the sixth cycle begins in Switzerland.

US President Joe Biden is in the negative spotlight for approving the Willow project , a vast oil drilling project in Alaska, which is inconsistent with US’ pledges to lead on climate action.

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Down To Earth The cyclone that lived longest: How Freddy broke all kinds of records, 15 March 2023
Why rain on snow in the California mountains worries scientists, 15 March 2023
Rain-on-snow events have resulted in some of the nation’s most destructive and costly floods
Biden approves the Willow project — What is it and why has it invited so much backlash?, 14 March 2023
The vast oil drilling project in Alaska is inconsistent with President Biden’s pledges to lead on climate action
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Why do rorqual whales need to be enormous? Answer helps identify species threatened by climate change, 15 March 2023
Depending on how their prey fares, certain whale species will either win or lose in future oceans
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Climate change threatens spring wildflowers by speeding up the time when trees leaf out above them, 15 March 2023
Country-wide pattern: Trees, wildflowers active earlier now than in the past, and they are active earlier in warm years & places
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How to use free satellite data to monitor natural disasters and environmental changes, 15 March 2023
Increasing availability of open-access data from government satellites have made it possible for everyone to gain insight into environmental changes underway
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Carbon footprint of marine fisheries lower than global average. Efforts on to green sector: CMFRI, 14 March 2023
Active fishing consumes more than 90% of the fuel used in the sector
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Temperature rise in India’s northern plains unlikely to impact wheat: Centre, 14 March 2023
With February being abnormally warm, farmers have been worried about a repetition of last year’s impact of heat on the staple crop
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Droughts bring disease: Here are 4 ways they do it, 14 March 2023
Prolonged dry spells, particularly in semi-arid and arid regions, may have serious impacts, particularly if people aren’t prepared
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Doha Political Declaration adopted by world leaders to fast-track progress in least developed countries, 13 March 2023
The declaration is significant since it comes amid simultaneous global risks of rising cost of living and inflation as well as climate change
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Climate action: Meet to approve IPCC Synthesis Report begins in Switzerland, 13 March 2023
Synthesis Report last of the Sixth Assessment reports; first IPCC assessment since Paris Agreement
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Odisha had half of India’s wildfires on March 13 — & poachers may be to blame, 13 March 2023
Principal Chief Conservator of Forests alleges hunters setting fire to target wild animals; one suspect arrested
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