As the G20 nations urged the world to double down on efforts to address climate change during the weekend, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk on Monday said climate change will not end the world as is being propagated. Reacting to a follower who posted that 14-year-olds are being told climate change is going to end the world as we know it and essentially nothing can be done
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The recently released 'Born Too Soon: Decade of Action on Preterm Birth' report by WHO, UNICEF and Partnership for Maternal New Born and Child Health highlights myriad impacts of climate change to be the reason for detahs of preterm babies. As per the report, 90% babies of low income nations died of massive air pollution, as unlike rich countries, they make no contribution towards climate change and global warming.
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PM Narendra Modi addressed the G20 Foreign Ministers' meet and highlighted several issues including financial crisis, global warming,climate change, pandemic, terrorism and wars. On March 2, Modi said, "After years of progress, we are at risk today of moving back on the sustainable development goals." Speaking of meet's importance, Modi said, ndia's G20 presidency is an initiative towards giving a voice to the global south.
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Ban On Single-Use Plastic Items To Come Into Effect From July 1; Plastic Wrappers, Cutlery, Straw Prohibited
Manufacturing, stocking, import, distribution or sale of single-use plastic items including wrappers, plastic cutlery, straws, etc will be prohibited from July 1. The notification of ban was issued in August, 2021, giving one year time for manufacturers and other associates to prepare for alternatives. The time has come for vendors to switch to use of non-plastic items. Also, biodegradable and compostable plastics are allowed.
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The Bonn Climate Change Conference will begin next week at the World Convention Center in Bonn, Germany. It will serve as a warm-up for the UN Climate Change Conference COP27, which will be held in Egypt in November. The June sessions will cover a wide variety of subjects, including greenhouse gas emission reductions, climate adaptation, and giving financial assistance to developing nations to reduce emissions and adapt to climate change. … read-more
At the QUAD summit, Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese tried to advance the climate change agenda by pledging to cut carbon emissions by 43% by 2030, with a goal of net-zero emissions by 2050. He stated his administration is dedicated to tackling climate change and strengthening Indo-Pacific region's economic, cyber, energy, health, and environmental security. QUAD leaders will assess the status of Quad projects and suggest new areas… read-more
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla stressed the need for a sustainable environment, during an event on April 16. During his speech at a Parliamentary Research and Training Institute program, Birla called for innovative methods to preserve the environment. He also cautioned against the misuse of natural resources. He also stated that climate change affects various aspects of human life, like the ecosystem, the economy, etc.
As per a research of University of California, alteration to ozone levels in the upper and lower atmosphere were responsible for almost a third of the Global warming. In addition, the impact was visible in ocean waters bordering Antarctica in the second half of the 20th century. ''This study reveals it also has a big impact on the ocean’s ability to absorb excess heat from the atmosphere,'' stated a researcher.
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According to a study, climate change can worsen mental health conditions. In addition, elevated temperatures lead to an increased risk of hospitalization due to metabolic, cardiovascular, and respiratory conditions. The study was conducted between 2010 and 2019 on 2 million people, aged 18 years and older, across the U.S. Notably, around 3 lakh people died in 2019 due to heatwaves.
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UN reports suggested that climate change will adversely affect the world and Africa has already become a victim of the same. ''If the world warms just another degree Celsius by 2050, an additional 1.4 million African children will suffer severe stunting from malnutrition that limits growth and cognitive development,'' stated the report. Notably, Agricultural productivity growth has been reduced by 34% since 1961 due to climate change.
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