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India is running out of water, fast | News | Al Jazeera

Delayed monsoon rains highlight fragility of the water supply in the deeply agrarian South Asian country. At least 21 cities in India, including capital New Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai and Hyderabad, will run out of groundwater by 2020, affecting around 100 million people. India’s news network NDTV said 40 percent of India’s population will …

Why Chicago is so cold – The Economist explains

Global warming may be to blame SPARE A THOUGHT for the zebras in Chicago’s zoo. The creatures looked ill-equipped while clomping through the snow in sub-zero temperatures this month. The Windy City is enduring exceptionally cold weather. Forecasts suggest -31°C (-24°F) is likely on January 30th. Given the strong breezes whipping …

That sinking feeling: Bangkok’s fight to stay above water

A FEW cities in the world are sinking ten times faster than sea levels are rising: Venice, New Orleans, and Bangkok. This is largely due to a combination of subsiding land due to human activity and rising sea levels caused by global warming. “Land subsidence and sea level rise are both happening, and they …

Was climate change a factor in the Laos dam disaster?

TWO WEEKS after a dam in the Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy hydropower facility collapsed in southern Laos, sending millions of tonnes of water crashing through villages downstream, authorities are still counting the dead. The official death toll is at least 31, but at least 130 people remain unaccounted for, which could push the final …

Debunking the claim ‘they’ changed ‘global warming’ to ‘climate change’ because warming stopped – The Washington Post

“They” changed the term “global warming” to “climate change” because the planet is not warming is an oft-repeated talking point of those, such as President Trump, who cast doubt on the reality of rising temperatures. This claim is demonstrably incorrect, never mind that it’s unclear who “they” are. The gradual change …

Study: Warming puts millions more at risk from river floods

BERLIN (AP) — Global warming will increase the risk of river flooding over the coming decades, endangering millions more people around the world, according to a study published Thursday. Using computer simulations, researchers in Germany examined the impact of changing rainfall patterns by region and found that flood defenses will …