Poor access to quality healthcare, isolation and financial stress put farmers at a high risk of suicide, a new US study suggests.

Cameroon's plan to more than double cocoa production by 2020, moving the country up the global ranks of producers and improving incomes for its farmers, is under increasing threat from extreme weat

The winter in January-February this year in India was the hottest in history, with 2.95 degrees Celsius more than the baseline, said a CSE study on Monday.

Heat waves and drought are often considered the most damaging climatic stressors for wheat. In this study, we characterize and attribute the effects of these climate extremes on wheat yield anomalies (at global and national scales) from 1980 to 2010. Using a combination of up-to-date heat wave and drought indexes (the latter capturing both excessively dry and wet conditions), we have developed a composite indicator that is able to capture the spatio-temporal characteristics of the underlying physical processes in the different agro-climatic regions of the world.

On World Environment Day, Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) is re-emphasising the crisis that we are faced with today – by releasing the results of a study it has done to find out how India has warmed over the years. The analysis looks at temperature trends in the country – both annual and seasonal – from 1901 till recent years.

On World Environment Day, CSE releases analysis of how India has warmed over the years - from 1901 till 2017. First animated climate spiral showing the warming of India. Annual mean temperature in India has increased by 1.2 degrees C since the beginning of the 20th century. 2016 was second warmest year on record with temperature of 1.26 degrees C higher than. Winters (Jan-Feb) of 2017 was hottest in recorded history with temperature of 2.95 degrees higher than the baseline.

The goal of this paper is to bring a risk‐based mindset to the challenge of climate change and its effects on atmospheric perils of relevance to catastrophe modeling. Section 1 summarizes some key elements of climate and climate change and its relevance for weather extremes.

This research report presents the first comprehensive overview of the multiple climate hazard risks, and the proposed key issues and challenges facing the South Asian region. This report suggests methods for mapping such risks and estimating their impacts on people and agriculture in South Asia.

Nobel literature laureate and songsmith Bob Dylan certainly got it right: a hard rain is going to fall.

Heat Waves in Odisha in the year 1998 killed 2042 people. In the year 1999, the state implemented first HAP in the state. Despite having a HAP in place the state experienced another massive Heat Wave casualty in the year 2005 by losing 236 lives.

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