Climate Change

Deadly Tensions Rise as India’s Water Supply Runs Dangerously Low – The New York Times

By Maria Abi-Habib and Hari Kumar “SHIMLA, India — The people of Shimla haven’t agreed on much lately. A drought in the Himalayan resort has had residents blaming farmers, the tourism industry and one another for depleting the strained water supplies. And everyone’s been angry at the key men. Shimla’s decrepit network of water pipes, built under British …

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The Uninhabitable Village – by Geeta Anand and Vikram Singh – NYT Oct 26 2017

Beautiful photography, heartbreaking story: Each sentence below has a photo video clip: “This is S. Periyanayaki in the rice field in southern India where her husband died. The worst drought in more than a century killed his rice crop, and he blamed himself. A farmer found Periyanayaki’s husband, K. Suresh, lying in the barren field. …

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Feature: Heat and drought drive south India’s farmers from fields to cities – April 2017 Reuters.com

NAGAPATTINAM, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Vinod Kumar remembers a time, not so long ago, when the fields in his village in the southern state of Tamil Nadu were green all year round. His family lived comfortably from its farmland of just over 2 acres (0.8 hectares), growing vegetables, coconuts and millet irrigated by the …

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India drought: ‘330 million people affected’ – BBC News 20 April 2016

I am looking for evidence to support the report in the NYT last month, that 100,000 Indian farmers had committed suicide because of the drought in Southeast India.  This old article in the BBC sheds some background light on the disaster. “At least 330 million people are affected by drought in India, the government has …

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A Tesla Too Pricey? E-Bikes Offer Entry-Level Electric Transportation – The New York Times

“Electric cars remain something of a novelty, commanding premium prices and presenting charging challenges, but another kind of electric vehicle has been gaining momentum: the e-bike. Globally, electric cars — battery and plug-in hybrids — account for only about 1 percent of all vehicle sales, with about 1.15 million expected to be sold worldwide this …

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Why China Wants to Lead on Climate- but Clings to Coal (for Now) – The New York Times

“In any event, China’s climate agenda is not so straightforward. The country is the world’s largest coal consumer. Even as it is phasing out coal plants at home, it is building coal plants abroad as part of an ambitious “One Belt, One Road” initiative, designed to expand Chinese global influence. At the same time, China …

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Vulnerability- Risk Reduction- and Adaptation to Climate Change in Vietnam. World Bank .pdf

“Vietnam’slong coastline, geographic location, and diverse topography and climates contribute to its being one of the most hazard-prone countries of the Asia-Pacific region, with storms and flooding, in particular, responsible for economic and human losses.Given that a high proportion of the country’s population and economic assets (including irrigated agriculture) are located in coastal lowlands and …

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You Fix It: Can You Stay Within the World’s Carbon Budget? – The New York Times

“We need to stay within our carbon budget.To prevent the worst effects of global warming, we have to keep temperatures from increasing by more than 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit (2.0 degrees Celsius) above the preindustrial level — the upper limit agreed to in the 2015 Paris climate accord.That means we can’t send more than 2,900 gigatons …

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Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Efforts in Vietnam Le Minh NHAT PhD – pdf

Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Efforts in Vietnam Le Minh NHAT PhD Director of Climate Change Adaptation Division – DMHCC – MONRE E mail : nhatkyoto@gmail.com MINISTRY OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENT DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY, HYDROLOGY AND CLIMATE CHANGE 2 Outline 1. Climate change in Viet Nam 2. Adaptation Policies and Adaptation Measures Source: Slide …

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Rising seas puts Vietnam in climate change ‘bull’s-eye’ | Blaine Friedlander – Cornell Chronicle

“In a tale of two life experiences, Mike Hoffmann went to Vietnam for the first time in 47 years: On his first tour of duty, he was a 19-year-old U.S. Marine, and for the March 2016 trip, Hoffmann returned as an environmental scientist. “Vietnam is in the bull’s eye when it comes to climate change,” …

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