Monthly Archives: September 29, 2015

  • Pakistan flood victims. Since 2010, Pakistan has experienced unprecedented disasters and climate extremes, resulting in economic losses of over US$6 billion (Image by DVIDSHUB)

    Pakistan to pledge 5% emission reduction

    September 29, 2015

    The draft of Pakistan’s offer for the Paris climate summit says the country will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 5% itself and up to 18% if supported by rich nations

  • Flood victims in Bangladesh move their homes

    China to give Brahmaputra flow data to Bangladesh

    September 29, 2015

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s just-concluded China visit failed to advance cooperation over transboundary rivers. A few weeks before that, China agreed to provide Bangladesh with the Brahmaputra water flow data that it already provides India

  • India should probe climate change-dengue link

    September 28, 2015

    Though global research points to the link between climate change and dengue, there are no such studies in India where cases of the mosquito-borne disease have surged and spread to new regions

  • Unnatural disaster: how global warming helped cause India’s catastrophic flood

    September 28, 2015

    Two years ago this month, a flood devastated the Himalayan village of Kedarnath, India, the destination of half a million Hindu pilgrims annually. The town sits 11,500 feet up in a tight valley. Sharp, snowy peaks tower on three sides and a stone temple sits at one end. The flood — which occurred on June […]

  • China pledges $3bn of climate finance

    September 26, 2015

    President Xi Jinping promises finance to help developing countries deal with climate change as part of a “common vision” announced with the US at Washington summit

  • Remembering Professor Ramaswamy Iyer

    September 24, 2015

    Professor Iyer, former Secretary of Water Resources who passed away a fortnight ago touched the lives of many. A few share their thoughts.