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Even a temperature rise of less than 2C has a discernible impact on the planet. The Earths energy balance will then change dramatically, writes Mark Lynas

So, global warming is here, and the world is facing the heat. Here

Climate change will affect basic needs and access to food resources...It will also have an impact on agriculture productivity and fresh water availability }

Ahmedabad : Parth Desai, 19, was playing tennis when he suddenly collapsed after getting spasms. He complained of severe muscle cramps, so much so that the youngster had tears in his eyes. Blame it on the heat wave that has started preying upon unsuspecting citizens.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will prepare a Special Report on managing the risks of extreme events and disasters to advance climate change adaptation, to be released during the second half of 2011. This decision was taken by the IPCC at its recent 30th session, which convened from 21-23 April 2009, in Antalya, Turkey.

The question of how to assess trends in rainfall data is very relevant to that of climate change. A short review of prior work revealed that there was little consensus on the methodology to be adopted. Many methods had been tried and abandoned.

This Policy Guidance is intended to provide policy makers and practitioners in development co-operation agencies with information and advice on how to mainstream climate change into development.

AHMEDABAD/SURAT: Mango-lovers will have to dig deeper into their pockets this summer. Subdued winter coupled with the surprise showers and cyclone last weekend have spelt disaster for the Kesar mango crop in Talala. Mangoes from Valsad and Navsari are also expected to be bitter and costlier. Experts say the yield may be down by around 80 per cent this year.

Reptile fossils like the one found in Colombia of a giant snake, weighing over a ton, are helping map prehistoric temperatures of the Amazon, says S Ananthanarayan

Udhagamandalam: A change in the weather pattern has become a major source of concern to the farming community in many parts of the Nilgiris.

Kalpesh Damor / Mumbai/ Ahmedabad March 02, 2009, 0:27 IST

Lower acreage coupled with unfavourable weather conditions is likely hit Rabi production in Gujarat in 2008-09. On the one hand, area under wheat, mustard, isabgul and sugarcane crops has declined in the state this Rabi season, while on the other erratic weather condition may affect the yield of wheat, isabgul and jeera.