Weather

Meltwater From Tibetan Glaciers Floods Pastures

Jan 17th, 2014 | By




Glaciers are important indicators of climate change. Global warming causes mountain glaciers to melt, which, apart from the shrinking of the Greenlandic and Antarctic ice sheets, is regarded as one of the main causes of the present global sea-level rise. Tibet’s glaciers are also losing mass clearly, as scientists from the universities of Zurich, Tubingen

[continue reading…]






IMPRESSIONS: Advancing Understanding of the Consequences of High-end Climate Change

Jan 14th, 2014 | By
67137_rel




The large-scale European Union FP7 funded project IMPRESSIONS (Impacts and Risks from High-End Scenarios: Strategies for Innovative Solutions) is holding its official Kick-off Meeting from 13 to 15 January 2014 in Oxford, United Kingdom. An international team of 27 research institutions from 18 countries will join forces to answer one of the hottest questions of

[continue reading…]






Real-World Climate Science Forces IPCC & Other Climate-Doomsday Cult Alarmists To Face Reality

Jan 14th, 2014 | By
6a010536b58035970c01a510c71446970c-500wi




C3 Headlines: The 2013 climate reality has been a harsh mistress to those cult doomsday scientists and proponents who constantly embarrass themselves by denying the actual climate evidence. While this latest “global warming” PR nightmare exposes the absurdity of the doomsday cult science, the new IPCC climate report (‘AR5’) continues to promulgate the doomsday, anti-science scenarios for the news media.

[continue reading…]






Blame Slow Jet Stream for US Deep Freeze

Jan 12th, 2014 | By
dn24824-1_1200




New Scientist: Don’t blame the polar vortex. The real reason for the cold snap paralysing North America this week is a slow jet stream. The cold is extreme, and deadly. In Minnesota, the wind chill was down to minus 51 °C. Chicago (pictured) hit a record low of minus 27°C on Monday, and ice built

[continue reading…]






Climate Prediction Tools Show Role of Oceans in Amazon Drought

Jan 12th, 2014 | By
604-41-300x170




(Thomson Reuters Foundation) The best place to look for clues about potential drought in the Amazon forests of Peru is on the other side of South America, off the shores of Brazil in the Atlantic Ocean, according to scientists. During the past 10 years, rising sea surface temperatures in the tropical Atlantic have corresponded with

[continue reading…]






Climate Alarmists Trash IPCC Cold Spell Predictions

Jan 8th, 2014 | By
snow_cold_photos_1




Global warming alarmists are defying the “settled science” of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, with alarmists now claiming global warming causes more frequent and severe cold spells. The alarmists’ claim – presented while the nation is being pummeled by historically cold weather – may give them short-term public relations exposure for their

[continue reading…]






El Niño Tied to Melting of Antarctica’s Pine Island Glacier

Jan 7th, 2014 | By




Pine Island Glacier is one of the biggest routes for ice to flow from Antarctica into the sea. The floating ice shelf at the glacier’s tip has been melting and thinning for the past four decades, causing the glacier to speed up and discharge more ice. Understanding this ice shelf is a key for predicting

[continue reading…]






Antarctic Sea Ice Increase is Because of Weather, Not Climate

Jan 3rd, 2014 | By
Antarctica Icebound Ship




The Guardian: The predicament and subsequent rescue of 52 passengers – both tourists and scientists – on the Russian ship Academik Shokalskiy has gripped media around the world. The smooth rescue was impressive and a great relief, although the vessel itself and its crew are still stuck – and now one of the icebreakers sent to help

[continue reading…]






Global Warming Will Intensify Drought, Says New Study

Dec 23rd, 2013 | By
China-drought--007




The Guardian: When scientists think about climate change, we often focus on long term trends and multi-year averages of various climate measures such as temperature, ocean heat, sea level, ocean acidity, and ice loss. But, what matters most in our day-to-day lives is extreme weather. If human-caused climate change leads to more extreme weather, it would make

[continue reading…]






2013 Climate Year in Review: ‘The Heat is On. Now We Must Act’

Dec 20th, 2013 | By
Pollution-due-to-carbon-e-006




The Guardian: On 10 May 2013, the concentration of climate-warming carbon dioxide in the atmosphere passed the milestone level of 400 parts per million for the first time in human history. The last time so much greenhouse gas was in the air was several million years ago, when the Arctic was ice-free, savannah spread across the Sahara desert

[continue reading…]






Pakistan And Weather Disasters

Dec 19th, 2013 | By




The Express Tribune: Pakistan faces a range of threatening climate change impacts: sea water intrusion into the Indus Delta, valley glaciers melting in high mountain areas, the water scarcity/food security challenge and flooding caused by changing monsoon patterns. Things are getting so bad that for the past couple of years, Pakistan has been topping the list of the

[continue reading…]






Arctic Gets a Break in 2013, But Warming Still Ongoing

Dec 14th, 2013 | By
1386877357000-AP-Arctic-Report-Card




USA Today: Although the Arctic caught a break this year with a chilly summer, the region “continues to show evidence of a shift to new warmer, greener state” because of climate change, according to the annual Arctic Report Card issued Thursday by federal scientists. “The relatively cool year in some parts of the Arctic does

[continue reading…]






Earth ‘May Be Doubly Sensitive’ to CO2

Dec 12th, 2013 | By
Polar_Bear_on_Ice




Climate News Network: The sensitivity of the Earth system to a doubling of atmospheric carbon dioxide may be twice as great as scientists had thought, new climate records from the distant past suggest. You may think the prospect of climate change is alarming, a call to action to slow down our emissions of carbon dioxide and

[continue reading…]






Beijing to Counter Weather-Related Losses With New Strategy

Dec 11th, 2013 | By
CC04N0011H_2013資料照片_N71_copy1




Want China Times: China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) and several ministries have jointly completed the country’s first national strategy to adapt to extreme weather, which has caused an average annual losses of over 200 billion yuan (US$32.9 billion) and casualties of more than 2,000 people a year, according to the Shanghai-based National Business Daily,

[continue reading…]






The Ocean Thermometer Reveals Global Warming Lies

Dec 10th, 2013 | By




American Thinker: The UN IPCC and others with a vested interest in the global warming scare have not bothered to check what sea level evidence says about global temperature changes. Sea levels are very sensitive to temperature changes, and the oceanic indicators are currently reading “steady”. So are all other thermometers. Apart from bubbles of

[continue reading…]






Gambia: National Greenhouse Gas Inventory Workshop Underway

Dec 7th, 2013 | By




The Ministry of Environment, Parks and Wildlife, in collaboration with the Department of Water Resources and the UNFCCC Secretariat, on Tuesday kick-started a three-day national training forum with hands-on training on the execution of 2006 IPCC National Greenhouse Gas Emission inventories guideline for members of the inventory group and stakeholders of the national climate committee.

[continue reading…]






Lack of Snowfall Turns Himalayan Peaks Into ‘Black Hills’

Dec 6th, 2013 | By
black_hills




The Himalayan Times: Having heard and talked about climate change for so long, many communities of the Himalayan region have recently started to feel the adverse impacts stirred up by environmental imbalance in their own lives. The realisation comes with the lack of snowfall even despite the intensifying winter the Himalayan settlements of Thukla, Jongla, Goraksep

[continue reading…]






Pouring Water on Coal Power

Dec 5th, 2013 | By
2013-12-05-093502_1440x900_scrot




New Straits Times: The latest findings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) conclude that we are quickly using up our carbon “budget” — the amount of carbon that we can afford to emit while still having a good chance of limiting global warming to 2ºC.. According to the IPCC, keeping the global temperature

[continue reading…]






Study Rebuts IPCC, Calls For More Severe Emissions Cuts

Dec 5th, 2013 | By
assets-climatecentral-org-images-uploads-news-9_27_13_andrew_cumulativeemissions-550x434




Climate Central: The globally agreed upon political goal of limiting global warming to 3.6°F (2°C) above preindustrial levels would bring “potentially disastrous impacts,” and a far more ambitious plan to slash emissions of global warming gases is needed, according to a new study by an interdisciplinary group of scientists and economists. The study, published Tuesday in PLOS One,

[continue reading…]






EASAC Report Warns Europe on Extreme Weather Event Increase

Dec 4th, 2013 | By




Europe needs to plan for future probabilities of extreme weather. Heat waves, floods and storms do not respect national frontiers, so there is a need for action at both national and EU levels. The IPCC has advised that the frequency of many types of extreme weather events will continue to grow globally in coming years.

[continue reading…]






2C Rise Will Be A Disaster Say Leading Scientists

Dec 3rd, 2013 | By
Male_maldives-483x300




Climate News Network: Countries round the world have pledged to try and limit the average global temperature rise to 2C above pre industrial figures. That’s way too high and would threaten major dislocations for civilization say a group of prominent scientists. Governments have set the wrong target to limit climate change. The goal at present –

[continue reading…]






Himalayan Flowers Shed Light on Climate Change

Dec 3rd, 2013 | By
flower




Business Standard: Himalayan flowers have evolved to attract bees as pollinators, scientists have found for the first time. The study has implications for understanding the effects of climate change on plant pollination. Biologists from Monash University and RMIT University investigated the evolution of flower colours due to the bee’s colour vision. They researched in the understudied Nepalese steep

[continue reading…]






Pakistan Province Awaits New Environment Laws

Dec 2nd, 2013 | By
677B42B50673F53245722C90B5445C67




Sci Dev Net: Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province which borders Afghanistan is seeing a rise in environmental pollution but lacks the infrastructure and proper legal mechanisms to deal with it. The country’s environment protection agency (EPA), set up in 1997 to oversee environment-related projects, has only 73 employees in the province and they are mostly deployed in Peshawar

[continue reading…]






Global Warming at Work: How Climate Change Affects The Economy and Labour

Dec 2nd, 2013 | By
bushfires_in_australia.jpg.size.xxlarge.letterbox




The Star: It is a sticky wicket and Hassan Yussuff knows it. The secretary-treasurer of the Canadian Labour Congress is talking about the labour force and its role in the environment, and Alberta’s oilsands crop up — the much-disparaged oilsands that also provide employment to tens of thousands of people. It’s a conundrum. “These things

[continue reading…]






Geo-Engineering ‘Could Upset Rainfall’

Dec 2nd, 2013 | By
Monsoon-1024x682




Climate News Network: Geo-engineering – the confident technocrat’s last resort solution to catastrophic climate change – could create damaging conditions of its own, according to new research. Simone Tilmes of the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado, in the US and an international team of colleagues report in Geophysical Research Letters: Atmospheres that at least one deliberate

[continue reading…]






Extreme Weather Could Become Norm Around Indian Ocean

Nov 30th, 2013 | By
dn24675-1_300




New Scientist: What do the torrential rains that swept across a swathe of East Africa in 1997 have in common with the record-breaking drought that Australia has just emerged from? Both can be blamed on El Niño’s Indian Ocean sibling. A study looking at how climate change will affect this ocean oscillation pattern has predicted that if the world

[continue reading…]






Climate Change is Increasing The Intensity of Extreme Weather Events

Nov 30th, 2013 | By
A Philippine Air Force crewman looks out over the typhoon Haiyan-ravaged city of Tacloban




The Guardian: Three weeks ago the most powerful typhoon ever recorded to hit land destroyed parts of the Philippines. The devastation has been catastrophic, flattening homes, schools and hospitals and leaving thousands dead and 5.5 million children affected. Unicef has worked in the Philippines since 1948 and experienced staff returning from the worst affected areas such as Leyte are

[continue reading…]






UK Waters Grow Cooler – And More Acid

Nov 29th, 2013 | By
Atlantic_cod_1




Climate News Network: A comprehensive report on the state of the seas around the United Kingdom says ocean acidification is probably increasing faster than for the last 300 million years. Dipping your toes in the waters around Britain has grown marginally less inviting: in the last few years the seas have grown slightly colder. Against the

[continue reading…]






Africa’s Best Hope of Combating Climate Change is to Share Knowledge

Nov 29th, 2013 | By
Africa climate change




The Guardian: Climate Change is one of the defining issues of our time, and Africa is the most vulnerable continent to its impact. A crucial determinant of the continent’s future is how well adaptation strategies are developed and implemented throughout the region. Adaptation is knowledge intensive, and there is an urgent need for improved access to relevant and

[continue reading…]






VP Jha Seeks Special Efforts for Reducing Climate Change Impact

Nov 29th, 2013 | By




The Himalayan Times: Vice President Parmananda Jha has stressed on the need for the industrial nations to make special efforts to reduce climate change impact and for protection of environment. Vice President Jha was inaugurating a three-day international conference on climate change, water resource and disasters in mountainous regions, building resilience to climate change, organised

[continue reading…]






Faith-Based IPCC Turns Science Into Sin

Nov 28th, 2013 | By




The Fifth Assessment Report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) makes clear that climate alarmism is now and has always been a matter of faith, and not science. The just-released report includes remarkable revelations. Contrary to previous IPCC reports, this report shows that planet Earth’s mean temperature is not directly tied to the concentration of

[continue reading…]






5 Steps to Disaster-Ready, Climate-Resilient Communities

Nov 26th, 2013 | By
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA




MANILA, Philippines – Local government units (LGUs) are on the front lines during disasters. By law, LGUs have a mechanism that ensures the most basic form of preparedness. Under Republic Act 10121, or the Disaster Risk Reduction Management Act, the government must create and implement a comprehensive plan to make local governments and the nation as

[continue reading…]






Even If Emissions Stop, Carbon Dioxide Could Warm Earth for Centuries

Nov 26th, 2013 | By
131124200552




Science Daily: Even if carbon dioxide emissions came to a sudden halt, the carbon dioxide already in Earth’s atmosphere could continue to warm our planet for hundreds of years, according to Princeton University-led research published in the journal Nature Climate Change. The study suggests that it might take a lot less carbon than previously thought to

[continue reading…]






Warsaw : All Nations Accept CO2 Targets

Nov 24th, 2013 | By
1024px-Kėdainių_miškų_urėdija_-_miškažudžių_gauja




Climate News Network: Paul Brown, one of the editors of the Climate News Network, has reported from the UN climate talks in Warsaw since the start. In his final dispatch on the unscheduled last day, he reports how compromises have kept the talks on track – but only just. For the first time, all countries

[continue reading…]






India to Establish Climate Change Research Station in Himalayas

Nov 22nd, 2013 | By
studystation




Times of India: India will soon establish a research station to carry out cryosphere studies in the Himalayas. Cryosphere is a term for the regions, which are covered in ice and snow either seasonally or all year round. Rasik Ravindra, Panikkar professor at the ministry of earth sciences, New Delhi and former director of Goa-based

[continue reading…]






Parts of World Becoming Impossible to Live In

Nov 19th, 2013 | By
haiyan--621x414




Hindustan Times: Several parts across the globe are becoming uninhabitable because of extreme climates, warned climatologists and medical practitioners on the sidelines of the ongoing UN climate change conference on Sunday.Along with World Health Organisation (WHO) officials and public health activists, they were gathered at the Global Climate and Health Alliance event to discuss the

[continue reading…]






Pakistan Severely Hit by Climate Change

Nov 19th, 2013 | By
images




Dawn: The Global Climate Risk Index 2014 has ranked Pakistan among the three most affected countries worldwide for three consecutive years by climate-related catastrophes. The Germanwatch climate risk index shows that the most severe weather-related catastrophes occurred in Haiti, the Philippines and Pakistan. The ninth annual index was released at the onset of the Climate

[continue reading…]






Bangladesh Advances in Climate Risk Index

Nov 18th, 2013 | By
bangladesh_net_0-vulnerable communities




Even though Bangladesh had been ranked as the fifth risky country to adverse climate change impacts during 1993-2012, it was not on the top 10 list as of last year, a new study says. The Global Climate Risk Index (CRI) 2014, released on Tuesday at the UN Climate Conference in Warsaw of Poland, identifies Honduras,

[continue reading…]






2013 One of the Worst Flooding Episodes on India-Nepal Border: WMO

Nov 14th, 2013 | By




We may have dismissed it as just a very lengthy monsoon but the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) says this year’s early onset brought the worst flooding and devastation in the past half century to regions near the India-Nepal border. In WMO’s provisional annual statement released on Wednesday in Geneva, it has commended improved meteorological early warning systems

[continue reading…]






Adapting to Climate Cchange in Bangladesh

Oct 7th, 2013 | By
bangladesh-flood




SciDev.Net: Natural disasters — particularly tropical cyclones, tornadoes, storm surges and flooding — occur frequently in Bangladesh. With changing weather patterns, these disasters are predicted to become both more frequent and more intense. During the past century, over 400 tropical cyclones have struck Bangladesh’s coast, causing widespread devastation and death. Earlier this year, Cyclone Mohasen

[continue reading…]






Erratic Weather Threatens Livelihoods In Pakistan

Oct 7th, 2013 | By
Pakistan flood and cc




SciDevNet: In recent years, climatic stresses, particularly droughts and floods, have devastated yields and caused crops to fail for many farmers across Pakistan. Erratic rainfall — particularly in rain-fed areas like Taxila, 20 miles northwest of the capital, Islamabad — has further exacerbated farmers’ problems and led to a slump in yields. With four dry winters in

[continue reading…]






Seti Flashflood Was Not Caused By Climate Change: Scientists

Oct 7th, 2013 | By
Seti in Nepal




Republica: Experts have concluded that a devastating flashflood in the Seti River last year was not caused by climate change. A report prepared after a yearlong by a panel of experts including scientists from National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) of the United States, concluded that the sudden deluge in the river on May 5,

[continue reading…]






$10 Billion For Climate Resilience?

Sep 13th, 2013 | By
Bangladesh-funding




Trust: The World Meteorological Organization branded 2001-2010 as “a decade of climate extremes”. Over that decade, the yearly average number of severe storms with ‘names’ was 25 percent more than the average of 1981-2010. This surely indicates a severe decade ahead of us. The United Nations’ Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction (GAR) 2013

[continue reading…]






In India : Only 15 States Have Disaster Response Force

Sep 12th, 2013 | By
Okhimath Disaster-Gajendra rautela-2




Hindu: Only 15 states have so far set up their own respective State Disaster Response Force following direction from the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) earlier this year. Only 15 states have so far set up their respective state dedicated forces meant for immediate response to disaster and also involve in community capacity building and

[continue reading…]






Agreement Inked For Stimulating Biodiversity Friendly Products

Sep 9th, 2013 | By
A man clears a water channel at a cauliflower field on the outskirts of Quetta, Pakistan, on October 14, 2011. REUTERS/Naseer Ahmed




Pak Observer: IUCN Pakistan and the Climate Change Division, Government of Pakistan signed an Agreement in Islamabad during the GEF Global Environmental Facility Steering Committee meeting. Representatives from all provinces and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) were also present at the ceremony. Under this agreement, activities will focus on stimulating market demand for biodiversity friendly

[continue reading…]






Syria’s Civil War-Is it One of Many Climate Wars to Come?

Sep 9th, 2013 | By
http://billmoyers.com/2013/09/06/drought-helped-spark-syrias-civil-war-is-it-the-first-of-many-climate-wars-to-come/




Climate change is already hurting the world’s most vulnerable populations. Those who live in areas hit hard by drought, severe storms or rising seas and can’t relocate because of economic or social factors bear the brunt of our planet’s increasing volatility. One way the changing climate has already made itself known is through a devastating

[continue reading…]






Indian Floods Highlight Dangers Of Rushed Development

Sep 9th, 2013 | By
Kedarnath On 17th after flood




SciDevnet: The large-scale devastation and deaths caused by landslides and floods in the northern Himalayan state of Uttarakhand have highlighted gaps in India’s disaster preparedness, as well as a worrying neglect of environmental concerns in hilly areas. Scientists say a lake at the snout of the Chorabari Glacier was almost brimming over with glacial meltwater

[continue reading…]






Pashmina Withers On The Roof Of The World

Sep 9th, 2013 | By
Pashmina in Kashmir




IPS: The famed pashmina shawl that keeps the cold away – in style and at a price – could itself have become the victim of winter. Thousands of goats whose fine wool is weaved into pashmina have perished in extreme cold being associated with climate change. Pashmina is drawn from Changra goats found in Ladakh

[continue reading…]






Focus On Migration: Slow Down Himalayan Construction

Sep 9th, 2013 | By
Kedarnath-1




Last month, India launched a satellite [1], INSAT 3D, that aims to improve early warnings of extreme weather events — such as the devastating floods and landslides that hit the Himalayan state of Uttarakhand in June — and aid search and rescue. Such a satellite could help mitigate future disasters. But along with technological improvements,

[continue reading…]






Coastal Cities To Pay High Price For Climate Change

Sep 9th, 2013 | By
coastal cities scidevnet




SciDevNet: Global damage from flooding could cost coastal cities as much as US$1 trillion per year — and developing countries will be hardest hit, a study warns. According to the paper published today in Nature Climate Change, a “risk sensitive planning” strategy is needed to protect coastal cities, which are increasingly at risk because of

[continue reading…]






Kedarnath Disaster: Facts And Plausible Causes

Jul 30th, 2013 | By
Chorabari disaster




Current Science: Recent climate changes have had significant impact on high-mountain glacial environment. Rapid melting of snow/ice and heavy rainfall has resulted in the formation and expansion of moraine-dammed lakes, creating a potential danger from dammed lake outburst floods1. On 16 and 17 June 2013, heavy rains together with moraine dammed lake (Chorabari Lake) burst

[continue reading…]






Melting of glaciers, rains responsible for natural disaster: Union ministry

Jul 29th, 2013 | By
Gaurikund After 17 June flood




Tribune: Melting of glaciers coupled with monsoon rains, triggering overflow of rivers, were responsible for the Uttarakhand tragedy, a top official of the Ministry of Earth Sciences said here today. “The flood was not only due to the rains but also because of the melting of snow. Rains came almost two weeks early in the state.

[continue reading…]






Disaster Relief: Avoid Old Mindset And Jargons

Jul 24th, 2013 | By
rescue-2




Climate Himalaya: In this article it is argued that Disaster Management practice in India need to change the old mindset of disaster relief, to include quick planning and actions, using verifiable space data and avoid delay causing detailed assessments in deciding any government run relief package. We need to be cautions against the current jargons such

[continue reading…]






यह तबाही तो होनी ही थी…

Jul 24th, 2013 | By
6761_10200199464415352_1966556639_n




Nainital Samachar: लगभग 10 महीने पहले केदारनाथ से लौटते हुए रामबाड़ा की एक चाय की दुकान में बैठे हुए एक सिख सैनिक की बात आज बार-बार याद आ रही है। केदारनाथ में उन दिनों मन्दिर का प्रबन्ध देखने वाली पंजाब रेजीमेंट का वह सैनिक अपने किसी साथी को लेने के लिए रामबाड़ा पहुँचा था बहुत

[continue reading…]






What Climate Change Means for Africa, Asia and the Coastal Poor

Jul 24th, 2013 | By
MDG : Disaster-induced dispacement worldwide in 2012




World Bank: A new climate report looks at likely impacts of present day, 2°C, and 4°C warming across Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and South East Asia. It describes the risks to agriculture and livelihood security in Sub-Saharan Africa; the rise in sea-level, loss of coral reefs and devastation to coastal areas likely in South East

[continue reading…]






Nepal Boosts Early Warning System For Climate Hazards

Jul 7th, 2013 | By
A local community on the Rapti River of west Nepal checks the depth of water in the river during training on early warning alerts. Photo: Practical Action




TRF: Floods and landslides have hit Nepal hard this monsoon season, bringing high casualties in just the first few weeks. More than 40 people were killed in 17 districts during the second half of June, mainly in the hills of the mid-west and far-west regions, according to the Nepal Red Cross Society (NRCS), the country’s

[continue reading…]






What They Said: India’s Monsoon Disaster

Jul 7th, 2013 | By
2013-07-03-21-27-23




WSJ: A roundup of what the Indian media said after flash floods and landslides killed at least 800 people in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand last month. After flash floods and landslides killed at least 800 people in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand last month, disaster management authorities are planning to halt rescue

[continue reading…]






Q+A: The Impact Of The Deadly Floods In India’s Himalayas

Jul 5th, 2013 | By
Gaurikund After 17 June flood




TR: Devastating floods have killed hundreds of people in India’s Himalayan region of Uttarakhand and left tens of thousands in need of aid and rehabilitation. The disaster, which was triggered by heavy pre-monsoon rains on June 15 and 16, has been dubbed a “Himalayan Tsunami” by local media due to the torrent of water that

[continue reading…]






Uttarakhand: Warning Bells On Deaf Ears

Jul 5th, 2013 | By
Kedarnath on 18th morning




HT: The Himalayas are sick and will die unless there is massive forestation and a moratorium of at least ten years on tree felling. And if they die, the country will surely die in a chain of natural disasters.” Hindustan Times, 1977 Although written over 35 years ago, the warning sounds eerily relevant. A deadly

[continue reading…]






Uttarakhand Disaster: National Green Tribunal Issues Notice To State Govt

Jul 5th, 2013 | By
Rescue between Kedarnath and Guptakashi




The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has issued a show-cause notice to the Uttarakhand government, Union environment ministry, National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) calling for data and information to justify construction and development activity in the hill state. Unchecked and unplanned construction is seen to have worsened the disaster caused by

[continue reading…]






seo packagespress release submissionsocial bookmarking services