climate

Meat-eaters behind much of global greenhouse emission

Global meat consumption has increased significantly in recent decades, with per capita consumption almost doubling since the early 1960s, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). Whereas an average of 23.1 kilograms (50.8 pounds) of meat per person were consumed annually in the '60s, the figure had risen to 43.2 kilograms in 2019. Studies show that wealthier countries tend to consume more meat. Projections show that global per capita meat consumption will climb to 69.5 kilograms in 2022 — but the figure will be 27.6 kilograms in the developing world.

February 18, 2016
February 18, 2016

Heat goes on: Earth sets 9th straight monthly record

The January figures are in, and Earth's string of hottest-months-on-record has now reached nine in a row. But NASA said January stood out: The temperature was above normal by the highest margin of any month on record.

February 10, 2016
February 10, 2016

Climate change 'to make transatlantic flights longer'

Flights from the UK to the US could take longer due to the changes in the climate, according to a new study.

January 19, 2016
January 19, 2016

Man-made heat put in oceans has doubled since 1997: Study

The amount of man-made heat energy absorbed by the seas has doubled since 1997, a study released Monday shows.

January 9, 2016
January 9, 2016

AGREEING TO SAVE THE PLANET

The 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP 21, held in Paris from 30 November to 12 December 2015, was the biggest event of its kind.

January 8, 2016
January 8, 2016

NOAA says 2015 was US' second hottest year on record

Last year was the second hottest on record in the contiguous United States, and included 10 major weather and climate events, such as droughts and storms, that each led to over $1 billion in damages, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said on Thursday.

December 14, 2015
December 14, 2015

What Paris deal means for developing world

Despite some misgivings, there is a recognition in India, as elsewhere in the developing world, that compromise was inevitable to get the Paris deal.

December 12, 2015
December 12, 2015

Climate deal draft reached in Paris

Organisers of climate talks in Paris say a final draft text has been reached after nearly two weeks of intensive negotiations.

December 9, 2015
December 9, 2015

COP21: Rows likely over new climate text

A critical "clean" draft text has been published at UN climate talks here in Paris after delays.

November 29, 2015
November 29, 2015

Paris climate deal ‘more likely’

Nearly 150 global leaders are gathering in Paris on Sunday for a critical UN climate meeting, amid tight security.The conference, known as COP21, will attempt to craft a long-term deal to limit carbon emissions.

November 27, 2015
November 27, 2015

Climate crunch to dominate Commonwealth summit

The 2015 Commonwealth Summit kicks off on Friday to a grand opening ceremony with Queen Elizabeth, followed by intense working sessions where world leaders will grapple with climate change.