Study Finds Indian Ocean Sea-Level Rise Threatens Coastal Areas; Climate Change Partly Responsible

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finds that the sea-level rise is at least partly a result of climate change. The rise—which may aggravate monsoon flooding in Bangladesh and India—could have future impacts on both regional and global climate. The patterns of sea-level change are driven by the combined enhancement of two primary atmospheric wind patterns known as the Hadley circulation and the Walker circulation. 2010) Patterns of Indian Ocean sea-level change in a warming climate.

Hadley Centre: Average 4 C Warming Could Happen Within a Human Lifetime, With Even Greater Warming in Many Regions

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One of the UK’s leading climate scientists has presented new research findings on the increasing potential for a 4 degrees Celsius (7.2 °F) Dr Richard Betts, Head of Climate Impacts at the UK Met Office Hadley Centre, presented the findings at a special conference called “ 4 degrees and beyond ” at Oxford University. 4 degrees of warming averaged over the globe translates into even greater warming in many regions, along with major changes in rainfall.

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Northern India Rapidly Depleting its Groundwater Due to Excessive Irrigation; Major Water Crisis Looms If Trend Continues

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If sustained, the trend will lead to a major water crisis in the region, the researchers conclude in a paper to be published in the AGU journal Geophysical Research Letters. (A) A) Rate of change of terrestrial water storage, in cm/yr of water thickness, determined from GRACE gravity solutions. B) Same as (A) but after subtracting the naturally occurring water storage variability predicted by the CLM hydrological model.

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2018 Environmental Performance Index: Air quality top public health threat

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Switzerland’s top ranking reflects strong performance across most issues, especially air quality and climate protection. India and Bangladesh come in near the bottom of the rankings, with Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Nepal rounding out the bottom five.

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Toyota Environmental Activities Grant Program accepting application for 2017 awards

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The program aims to contribute to the resolution of environmental concerns and cultivate a new generation of leaders who will drive change on both a local and global basis. This year’s theme will be “Biodiversity Conservation” or “Climate Change”. Climate Change. To introduce biodiversity teaching materials in Bangladesh's elementary curriculum with the intention to raise public awareness. Climate Change.

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ADB draft report says 3B Asians could become affluent by 2050; significant challenges

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The draft report identifies six key drivers of transformation in the region: technical progress; capital accumulation; demographics and the labor force; the emerging middle class; climate change mitigation and the competition for resources; and the communications revolution. Yawning inequalities must be narrowed and—as home to over half of the world’s population—Asia must confront a massive wave of urbanization and changing demographic profiles.

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