2020 ties with 2016 as world’s hottest year on record, EU climate change service says

2020 ties with 2016 as world's hottest year on record, EU climate change service says

After an exceptionally warm winter and autumn in Europe, the continent experienced its hottest year on record in 2020, while the Arctic suffered extreme heat and atmospheric concentrations of planet-warming carbon dioxide continued to rise. Scientists said the latest data underscored the need for countries and corporations to slash greenhouse gas emissions quickly enough to […]

2020: Going online, washing hands – COVID-19 has changed the way of living

2020: Going online, washing hands - COVID-19 has changed the way of living

He puts on a mask and takes hand sanitiser with him while going outdoors. When he comes back, he sprays disinfectant all over his body before entering home. Then he takes a bath before touching anything. He even takes his evening walk at home. For shopping essentials other than meat and fish, Syed Mominul ventures […]

Record climate disasters in Asia-Pacific push millions to ‘breaking point’

Record climate disasters in Asia-Pacific push millions to 'breaking point'

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) said it had responded to 24 climate-linked crises this year in the world’s most disaster-prone region – up from 18 in 2019 – including floods, typhoons, extreme cold and drought. “COVID-19 has of course aggravated these impacts, with a taste of the compound shocks […]