As rising ‘heat shocks’ ruin rice crops, Bangladesh faces hunger risk

Pakistan pins big hopes on small dams to help farmers beat drought

KISHOREGANJ DISTRICT, Bangladesh (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Standing in his paddy field in northeast Bangladesh, Shafiqul Islam Talukder holds a handful of empty stalks – all chaff, with no rice grains. Two days of sudden, intensely hot air that swept across the country in April disrupted the rice’s growth, destroying the crop his family was […]

World at risk of hitting temperature limit soon

There’s a 40 percent chance that the world will get so hot in the next five years that it will temporarily push past the temperature limit the Paris climate agreement is trying to prevent, meteorologists said. A new World Meteorological Organization forecast for the next several years also predicts a 90 percent chance that the […]

Temperature to rise gradually from Tuesday

Temperature to rise gradually from Tuesday

For the first time in the current season, Dhaka recorded a minimum temperature of 10 degrees Celsius on Monday The intensity of the cold weather in the middle of the winter season, which is currently sweeping across different regions of the country, may drop within next three days at some places, according to a weather […]

2020 ties 2016 as hottest year on record

2020 ties 2016 as hottest year on record

2020 has tied 2016 as the hottest year on record, the European Union’s climate monitoring service said Friday, keeping Earth on a global warming fast track that could devastate large swathes of humanity. The six years since 2015 are the six warmest ever registered, as are 20 of the last 21, evidence of a persistent […]