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Oceans are on the frontline of the climate crisis
According to the United Nations, oceans suffer most of global warming as they have so far absorbed 90% of the heat generated by rising emissions. The rising temperatures are harming marine life and coastal communities that rely on the oceans. We need to protect Earth’s greatest carbon sink.
Historic deal to protect ocean biodiversity reached at UN conference
Delegates from 193 countries have reached a historic agreement to protect the world’s oceans following 10 years of negotiations. This High Seas Treaty establishes marine protected areas in the high seas which will help achieve the global goal of protecting 30% of the world’s oceans.
Climate adaptation strategies of 5 Indian communities
India continues to witness the devastating effects of climate change. Extreme weather events were recorded in the country for 80% of the year in 2022. The impact on its growing population is starting to show. Adaptation is essential to build long-term resilience to the impacts of climate change.
Technologies are key in the urgent process of climate adaptation
Despite the agreements made at the recent COP 27 summit, we have to learn to live with the effects of climate change. Climate adaptation will be critical. Google Flood Hub and Internet of Things (IoT) can help with water management and support us to adapt to a changing climate.
Forests absorb 15.6 billion tonnes of CO2 every year
Forests cover 31% of the world’s land surface. They purify the air, filter water, prevent soil erosion, and act as an important buffer against climate change. But unsustainable human activities and climate change are causing deforestation and fragmentation, which is reducing forest cover.
Four innovative ways to store renewable energy without batteries
Global renewables capacity could rise as much in 2022-2027 as it did in the previous 20 years, according to the International Energy Agency. However, to get steady and uninterrupted supplies from renewables it has become increasingly important to develop more and better ways of storing energy.