Mukteshwar too set a new record with over a foot of rainfall in a single day – over a fourth of its annual rainfall. And this happened after the monsoons had officially ended. The town of Nainital was cut off from the rest of the state as every road around it was blocked by landslides. Dozens of people have lost their lives.
“It is unequivocal that human influence has warmed the atmosphere, ocean and land.
Widespread and rapid changes in the atmosphere, ocean, cryosphere and biosphere have
“Many changes due to past and future greenhouse gas emissions are irreversible for
centuries to millennia, especially changes in the ocean, ice sheets and global sea level.
Climate change effect seems clear now – Vir Singh in Amar Ujala
We need to respond to the evidence that we are hitting climate tipping points with equally urgent action to decarbonise the global economy and start restoring instead of destroying nature.
Increasing urbanisation and the installation of new streetlights, security floodlights and outdoor ornamental lighting all contribute to growing light pollution.
Many nocturnal animal species use light from the moon and stars to migrate at night in search of food, shelter or mates.
Solution: turn off unnecessary lights at night.
UN Humanitarian: This is a race we can’t afford to lose. Race with us in solidarity with people affected by the climate crisis and urge world leaders to act.
Time is running out for millions of the world’s most vulnerable people.The climate crisis doesn’t affect everyone equally. People in vulnerable communities are already losing their homes, their livelihoods and their lives.
Talent, money and policy must be harnessed to search for the optimal development-environment balance.
The tragedy in Uttarakhand cannot be overstated. It is a tragedy of monumental proportions. For me,there is a personal dimension. I have a home in the forest sanctuary of Binsar which is 40 miles north of Almora.