City sets new Indian heat record of 51 C

May 20, 2016

City sets new Indian heat record of 51 C

A city in northern India has shattered the national heat record, registering a searing 51 degrees Celsius — the highest since records began — the national weather office said Friday. The new record in Phalodi, a city in the desert state of Rajasthan, is ...

May 19, 2016

Earth breaks 12th straight monthly heat record

Earth’s heat is stuck on high. Thanks to a combination of global warming and El Nino, the planet shattered monthly heat records for an unprecedented 12th straight month as April smashed the old record by 0.3 degree Celsius, according to U.S. scientists. The National ...

Over 120 leaders will attend Paris climate summit

Nov 21, 2015

Over 120 leaders will attend Paris climate summit

The attacks in Paris are affecting crucial climate change talks in the French capital starting later this month, but more than 120 world leaders strongly support the conference and have confirmed they will attend, a senior U.N. official said Friday. Janos Pasztor, the U.N. ...

Global warming: What exactly is it?

Nov 19, 2015

Global warming: What exactly is it?

Soon, the world will gather in Paris to forge a global pact to reduce greenhouse gas emissions blamed for dangerous levels of global warming. Here is why the Earth is getting hotter: Greenhouse effect The greenhouse effect is a natural phenomenon that has made ...

Obama enlists unlikely ally to safeguard climate deal

Nov 19, 2015

Obama enlists unlikely ally to safeguard climate deal

Fearing a nascent global climate accord could be strangled at birth by skeptical U.S. Republicans, President Barack Obama is wooing an unlikely ally: big business. Obama has spent the months ahead of crunch talks in Paris starting on Nov. 30, setting out the moral, ...