#ClimateChange

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
The Great Barrier Reef evaded being listed as 'In danger" (Photo: Unsplash)

  • The World Heritage Committee meeting, chaired by China, voted not to downgrade the reef
  • UNESCO had earlier recommended to downgrade the reef due to its dramatic coral decline
  • The ecosystem has suffered three mass coral bleaching events

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
The 32-year-old says it’s rather unfair to all children and young adults to not have the kind of life that she and others have had. (Picture credit: Instagram/Bhumi Pednekar)

  • On the occasion of World Nature Conservation Day, the actor says that it is important to set things rights
  • Otherwise it is not going to be good for future generations to come, she said
  • World Nature Conservation Day is celebrated every year on July 28

.California, USA
The forest fire is getting hard to contain. (Photo credit: AFP)

  • The flames have grown large enough to create clouds that can cause lightning and high winds
  • The Dixie Fire has been raging in the forests of northern California since mid-July
  • Rescue workers have been dispatched from as far away as Florida to help contain the Dixie Fire

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Lightning strikes in India have dramatically increased in the last decade. (Photo Credit: Representative Image/Unsplash)

  • At least 1,697 people have died due to lightning between April 2020 and March 2021
  • India is likely to experience a steep increase in lightning strikes by the end of this century
  • Costal areas have been considered as a high-risk zone

.Paris, France
Smoke and steam rise from towers at the coal-fired Urumqi Thermal Power Plant in Urumqi, China. (Photo credit: PTI)

  • The assessment will be released on August 9
  • Scientists now have a greater understanding of the mechanisms behind "extreme phenomena
  • Climate models have come a long way, even since 2014

.Shanghai, China
A man wades past a submerged car along a flooded street following heavy rains in Zhengzhou in China's central Henan province. (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • China shut down ports and trains on Saturday as it prepared for Typhoon In-Fa
  • In-Fa is expected to make landfall late Sunday in the eastern coastal province of Zhejiang
  • The typhoon has been given a level III alert, which is the third highest alert

.Moscow, Russia
Many regions across Russia have battled wildfires this year. (Photo Credit Representative Image/Unsplash)

  • Russia is one of the coldest countries in the world
  • Northeastern Siberia witnessed intense fires this summer
  • Colder nations like the US and Canada also witness massive wildfires 

.Tel Aviv, Israel
Israeli PM Naftali Bennett is pushing for the plan. (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • The cabinet decision on the plan will be put to a vote before Israel's parliament on Sunday
  • According to the target, Israel will be reducing carbon emissions by at least 85% by 2050
  • Israel has signed the 2015 Paris climate accord

.Naples, Metropolitan City of Naples, Italy
The G20 summit was held in Naples, Italy. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@g20org)

  • Diplomats said they were satisfied with the outcome
  • The undiscussed matters will be handed over to state heads at COP26
  • The COP26 will gather stakeholders from around the world to discuss crucial environmental matters

.Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
NDRF team carry out rescue work in flood-hit Chiplun in Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra (Photo credit: PTI)

  • Heavy rains have battered Maharashtra over the last week
  • This is the highest rainfall the state has received in July in the last 40 years
  • Several other states across India are also seeing very heavy rainfall including Goa, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh