Climate change, conflict: What is fuelling lake Chad Basin crisis

Climate change, conflict: What is fuelling lake Chad crisis

Lake Chad Basin, once one of the largest in Africa, is gradually disappearing, due to climate change and persistent conflicts, often linked to the presence of extremist groups. Over time, their populations have become very vulnerable, due to the fact that both factors have fueled tensions between the communities and generated significant displacements of people. … Read more

Droughts can make water unaffordable for low-income households

Droughts can make water unaffordable for low-income households

In water-scarce regions, droughts pose a critical challenge to urban water security for low-income households. Droughts reduce water availability, forcing water providers to invest in additional supplies or implement costly short-term emergency measures. According to a recent study by Stanford University’s Fletcher Lab, published in Nature Water, these measures can disproportionately affect low-income households’ water … Read more

How California could save up its rain to ease future droughts?

How California could save up its rain to ease future droughts?

California is a land of expansion and contraction. Nowhere is that more clear than in its rivers: a month ago they were suffering from drought and now, suddenly, they are overwhelmed by the fearsome storms that hit the state. Rainfall in the region can benefit families’ pockets since barrels can be used to accumulate rainwater and, … Read more

What is El Niño that is going to make heatwaves scary this year?

Why this year we may expect unprecedented heat due to El Niño?

The return of the El Niño phenomenon this year would cause an increase in global temperatures “out of the normal” and unprecedented heat waves, warn a group of scientists. Extreme weather events are projected to be exacerbated and global warming is highly likely to exceed 1.5ºC. Unprecedented heat waves This year is already expected to … Read more

2024 will be the first year we pass 1.5°C of warming

2024 will be the first year we pass 1.5°C of warming

A global shift to an El Niño weather pattern later this year could pave the way for the world to exceed 1.5C of warming for the first time in 2024, according to the UK Met Office. “I’m forecasting about a 15% chance of a new record in 2023. And if we’re in an El Niño … Read more

Climate Crisis: Oceans had highest temperature recorded in 2022

Climate Crisis: Oceans had highest temperature recorded in 2022

The oceans absorb almost all the heat caused by humanity’s carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. However, in 2022 they had the largest increase in the temperature recorded so far, which compromises not only their ecosystems and aquatic life but also humanity, flora and fauna. This was confirmed by a study published by 24 experts in the journal Advances … Read more

‘Never seen before’ cold waves going to hit India, these parts will be affected

'Never seen before' cold waves going to hit India, these parts will be affected

The Indian Metrological Department (IMD) reported that the national capital, Delhi, had experienced its third worst cold snap in twenty-three years. The northern region of India is likely to see temperatures drop to a low of -4 degrees Celsius and a maximum of 2 degrees Celsius in the plains, according to a meteorology expert. Cold … Read more

Climate Change: 2022 was the fifth warmest year on record

Climate Change: 2022 was the fifth warmest year on record

2022 was a year of climatic extremes, such as droughts or floods, record temperatures and concentrations of greenhouse gases, according to data from the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S), which rank it as the second warmest year in Europe and the fifth globally, after 2016, 2020 and 2019 and 2017. Fifth warmest year According to … Read more

India’s 3,700 dams will have 26% less water storage by 2050

India's 3,700 dams will have 26% less water storage by 2050

A new UN study warns that around 3,700 dams in India will lose 26 per cent of their total water storage capacity by 2050 due to sediment accumulation. Due to this, water security, irrigation and electricity production can be affected in future. Dams in India And a 2015 Central Water Commission report said a quarter … Read more

Effects of extreme heat & drought will affect 90% of population

Droughts can make water unaffordable for low-income households

A new study by the Oxford School of Geography said that more than 90% of the world’s population is projected to face increased risks due to the combined impacts of extreme heat and drought. Extreme heat & drought effects Most people know that global warming brings with it increasingly extreme temperatures or impacts on all … Read more