.New York, NY, USA
The United Nations headquarters is reflected in a window Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021, on 1st Ave. in New York. The 76th Session of the UN General Assembly begins this week. (Photo: AP)

  • UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says climate change has him 'tremendously worried'
  • The push for action against climate change comes ahead of Glasgow negotiations
  • G-20 countries have been urged to fulfill responsibility towards reducing carbon emissions

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
The ozone layer protects the earth from the harmful UV rays of the sun. (Photo credit: representative image/Unsplash)

  • International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer is observed on September 16
  • The ozone layer is at an altitude of about 10 km (6.2 miles) in the earth's stratosphere
  • It contains high concentration of ozone (O3) gas

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
The ozone layer has great significance in our lives. (Photo credit: Pixabay)

  • September 16 is observed as the International Day for Preservation of Ozone Layer
  • The day also marks the Vienna Convention amendment for the ozone layer
  • World Ozone Day 2021 theme is 'Montreal Protocol - Keeping us, our food and vaccines cool'

.England, UK
Climate change has a role to play in declining mental health. (Photo credit: Representational/unsplash)

  • 45% of young people said climate change affected their daily lives
  • Two-thirds expressed sadness, fear and anxiety
  • The survey, one of its kind, was carried out across 10 countries

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
People refresh in the sea in Palermo, Sicily, Italy, during a hit summer day. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI/File)

  • Between 1980 and 2009, temperatures passed 50C about 14 days a year
  • It has increased to 26 days a year between 2010 and 2019
  • This increase is only because of the burning of fossil fuels: Expert

.New York, NY, USA
Climate change can cause extreme and more frequent El Niño and La Niña events. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • The El Niño period is characterised by warming surface tempratures
  • La Niña event causes the water in the eastern Pacific Ocean to be colder than usual
  • The intensity of the ENSO temperature cycle can weaken as CO2 increases

.Geneva, Switzerland
Climate Change disasters like floods, forest fires and heatwaves had killed more than 2 million people across the world. (Photo credit: PTI file)

  • The frequency of these disasters has increased fivefold over the past 50 years 
  • The world has suffered a loss of $3.64 trillion in these disasters in the same period
  • The report studied 11,000 disasters occurring between 1979-2019

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
The US government is aiming to cut federal land and property costs for the solar and wind energy developers. (Photo Credit: Representational/AFP)

  • The government will review the federal land policy for renewable power projects
  • The move aligns with Joe Biden's goal to decarbonise the power industry by 2035
  • This comes after the clean power industry argued that lease rates and fees are too high

In a large strip of western Europe, the amount of rainfall in a single day increased by 3% to 19% over the period. (Photo Credit: AP)

  • At least 220 people died in Germany and Belgium on July 14-15
  • Global warming made the kind of extreme rainfall that caused the deadly flash flooding
  • Downpours of the kind that caused last month's floods are now 1.2 to 9 times more likely

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Greenland's highest summit saw rain for the first time on record (Photo Credit: Representational/Unsplash)

  • Rain in Greenland's ice sheet is an indication of rising temperatures
  • Last week, Greenland's ice sheet saw heaviest rain since records began
  • Melting of Greenland's ice sheet has caused a rise in sea levels