#Climate

A young girl carries a poster reading 'Game over' during climate demonstration. (Photo Credit: Representative Image/Associated Press)

  • The West Side Highway and FDR streets were blocked on Monday
  • The protestors sought lawmakers' attention on the Build Back Better Plan
  • New York City streets were blocked for at least an hour

.Geneva, Switzerland
In this Oct. 15, 2021 file photo, smoke rises from the Feyzin Total refinery chimneys, outside Lyon, central France. (Photo: AP)

  • Greenhouse gas concentrations hit a record high last year, World Meteorological Organization said  
  • United Nations climate office also warned Monday that the world remains off target for cutting emissions
  • Announcements come days before a UN climate change conference in Glasgow, Scotland

New Delhi, Oct 22 (PTI) Climate finance will be the focus of the upcoming United Nations 26th Conference of Parties (COP 26) to be held in the UK and it is yet to be determined which country ...

.Moscow, Russia
Vladimir Putin will not be attending COP26. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI(AP10_14_2021_000034B)

  • The 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties will be hosted in Glasgow
  • British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expecting a good attendance
  • Vladimir Putin joins the list of other big leaders who will not be attending the conference 

.Venice, Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy
Venice saw its worst-ever floods in history in November 2019 (Photo Credit: AP)

  • Venice's unique topography has made it particularly vulnerable to climate change
  • Rising sea levels increase frequency of high tides that inundate Venice
  • Venice will be on the minds of world leaders when they meet at the UN climate conference that begins October 31

.London, UK
Britain's Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge attend the first ever Earthshot Prize Awards Ceremony at Alexandra Palace in London, Oct. 17, 2021. (Photo: AP/PTI)

  • Indian company Takachar won the 'Clean our Air' prize
  • The five winners received a prize of $1.4 million each
  • Prince Williams' Earthshot Prize was inspired by US president John F Kennedy's 'Moonshot' project

.Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
Aerial view of landslide affected areas in Kottayam, Kerala (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • At least 22 people have died in heavy rain triggered landslides in two districts in Kerala
  • The heavy, intense rains were caused by a mesoscale mini cloudburst type event, according to an exptert
  • Kerala has been facing back-to-back adverse weather events since 2015

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Waterlogged Gazipur fruit market in New Delhi on Monday (Photo Credit: Twitter/ANI)

  • A Western disturbance is a weather phenomenon that causes sudden rains in parts of northern India
  • The weather phenomenon brings moisture from the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean
  • The ongoing rains in Delhi and its neigbouring areas is due to Western disturbance

.McAllen, TX, USA
A man casts a net into a canal in McAllen, Texas. (Photo Credit: AP)

  • Canals in Rio Grande Valley lose as much as 40% of the water they carry 
  • Experts say the pattern could contribute to steep water shortages in coming decades
  • Demand for water in the area's cities and towns will double in the next 50 years, say state water officials

.Glasgow, UK
United States President Joe Biden. (Photo Credit: Associated Press)

  • More than a dozen senior administration officials are expected to attend
  • Joe Biden is also expected to attend the COP26 summit
  • Around 200 countries are expected to participate in the meet