Category Archives: Climate Change

Why USA opted out of Paris Climate Change Agreement?

Donald Trump has always been a very vocal climate change denier. Right from many years before the presidential election – till date he has repeatedly said Climate Change a hoax, a con, a stupid thing, a canard and a manipulation by scientists. He had said on many occasions that the ‘Global warming concept was created… Read More »

Global Warming Statistics 2017 as Provided by Scientists from NASA

Scientists from NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), New York do monthly analysis of the global temperatures. They use the publicly available data from 6,300 meteorological stations located around the world. They also use data from ship- and buoy-based instruments to measure sea surface temperatures and from Antarctic research stations. Global Warming Statistics 2017… Read More »

Difference between Paris Agreement and Kyoto Protocol is in the Approach to Achieve the Ultimate Goal of Stabilizing Greenhouse Gases in the Atmosphere

Paris Agreement on Climate Change and Kyoto Protocol share the same goal. It is to restrict the global temperature rise below 2 degree Celsius. Unprecedented increase in the Greenhouse gas Emissions is being attributed for the global temperature rise. To limit the rising temperature collective actions are required to be taken by all the countries.  Kyoto Protocol (Treaty) 1997  is the first international agreement to keep… Read More »

Where is World’s largest Solar Power Plant located?

The World’s largest Solar Power Plant has been installed in Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh, India. It is world’s largest solar power plant at any single location. Read below to know 8 very interesting facts about Kurnool Ultra Mega Solar Park. Facts about World’s largest Solar Power Plant 1. The Kurnool Ultra Mega Solar Park will become… Read More »

Greenland Ice Sheets are Melting From Below According to New Studies by NASA

According to the new studies carried out by NASA’ Oceans Melting Greenland (OMG) campaign Greenland Ice Sheets are Melting From Below.  The interesting knowledge about the Greenland’s ice structures and its melting is being generated by NASA’s Oceans Melting Greenland (OMG) campaign. It’s a five year long mission started in 2015. Ocean Melting Greenland (OMG) Campaign to Enhance the… Read More »

What is the present level of atmospheric carbon dioxide ?

What is the present level of atmospheric carbon dioxide? On May 9th, 2013, the global atmospheric daily concentration of CO2 crossed 400 ppm level mark.  On that day the recorded CO2 Concentration was 400.03 ppm as per the NASA’s Mauna Loa observatory in Hawaii. The observatory has been monitoring the atmospheric concentration since last 57… Read More »

Carbon footprints of an email, a cup of tea & coffee, bags & bananas

Climate damaging effect of the fossil fuels is well known. Fossil fuels release the trapped carbon into the atmosphere in the form of carbon dioxide. This and many other greenhouse gases trap the infrared portion of the sunlight after it gets reflected by earth surface. This causes the global warming. Click here to know more… Read More »

Gangotri Glacier is retreating 10-30 metres per year

In July 2016, large chunk of ice of around 3-3.5 feet was washed from the Gangotri glacier into the Bhagirathi River. Scientists of Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology, Dehradun said that continuous rainfall, decreased snowfall and changes in the other climatic pattern such as temperature were responsible for this. The incident again raised the alarm bells.… Read More »

What is Carbon Footprint? Definition and Explanation

Carbon Footprint Definition In strict terms Carbon footprint is defined as “The total set of greenhouse gas emissions caused by an individual, event, organisation or product. It is expressed as CO2 equivalent” In more general terms ‘Carbon’ in carbon footprint’ refers to all the greenhouse gases responsible for global warming and ‘footprint’ means ‘total impact’. The term Carbon footprint reflects… Read More »

Paris Agreement on Climate Change – Summary

What is Paris Agreement on Climate Change ? Paris agreement on Climate Change is a global treaty under international law to combat climate change. It was agreed (adopted) by 195 nations in Paris during the 21st Conference of Parties (COP21) of United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) on December 12, 2015. Some of its… Read More »