Climate Change

Climate Engineering and Solar Geoengineering: Types, Techniques and Challenges | UPSC

Introduction: The historic Paris climate agreement aims to keep global warming under 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.8 Fahrenheit) compared with pre-industrial times. However, the recent Emissions Gap Report warned the world would breach the warming mark of 2 degrees Celsius over the preindustrial era, even if the existing nationally determined contributions are delivered by 2030. One […]

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25 APR | UPSC Current Affairs | Diverse Topics: From Climate Change to Military Spending

GS Paper 1 Mount Erebus News: Mount Erebus in Antarctica is discharging around 80 grams of gold daily, worth approximately $6000, as reported by NASA’s Earth Observatory. Key Facts About Mount Erebus: Located on Ross Island, it is the southernmost active volcano on Earth. Volcano Type: Stratovolcano, characterized by layers of lava, tephra, and volcanic

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Right against the adverse effects of climate change | UPSC

Right against the adverse effects of climate change | UPSC Introduction: The Supreme Court (SC) of India, in a landmark ruling, has declared the “right against the adverse effects of climate change” as a distinct fundamental right recognised by Articles 14 (right to equality) and 21 (right to life) in the Constitution. The Apex Court

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UPSC Current Affairs: India – Buddhism, Climate Change, Healthcare & More

GS Paper 1 Sannati  Buddhist Site News:  After being neglected for many years following its discovery through ASI excavations in the 1990s, the Sannati Buddhist site underwent a restoration project in 2022. Sannati :  It is a small village, located on the banks of the Bhima River in Chitapur taluk of Gulbarga District of Northern

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UPSC Current Affairs: Must-Know Topics (Climate, Environment, Geography)

GS Paper 1 Arctic Amplification: Causes, Effects, Solutions News: While the Earth’s surface as a whole has warmed by around 1.2*C since the industrial revolution, temperatures are not rising at the same rate in all corners of the world. One difference is the faster pace that land areas are warming compared to the ocean. But

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Heatwaves: Causes, Effects, Prediction, Mitigation | UPSC

Heatwaves: Causes, Effects, Prediction and Mitigation | UPSC Context: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has announced above-average heat wave days for India. Total duration of heatwaves in India has increased by about three days during the last 30 years and a further increase of 12-18 days is expected by 2060. Analysis What is a Heatwave?

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