As nations across the globe negotiate how to reduce their contributions to climate change, researchers at Penn are investigating just how the coming changes will impact the planet.

When the gavel came down for the final time at the climate summit in Paris on 12 December, representatives from 195 countries erupted into cheers. They had approved a landmark plan to combat climate change after two weeks of gruelling negotiations. The agreement commits most countries to reduce their greenhouse-gas emissions, while seeking to protect low-lying islands from rising seas and helping poor nations to develop their economies without relying on cheap, dirty fossil fuels.

The global land surface temperatures may rise by an average of almost 8° Celsius by 2100, if significant efforts are not made to counteract climate change, a new study has warned.

The much-awaited Paris Agreement on climate change was adopted by all members of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) on Saturday.

The much-awaited Paris Agreement on climate change was adopted by all members of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) on Saturday. The Agreement will now be open for ratification by each member nation from April 2016 onwards

Provisions in the new near-final outcome text would deal a blow to small island states and coastal countries that experience more intense weather events such as the Chennai floods.

The draft outcome was barely sufficient to justify the time and effort expended at Paris.

PARIS: Leaders on Monday started off the high-level segment of the ongoing climate summit on a more ambitious note talking of limiting global warming limit to 1.5 degrees as against the stated goal

Country burns one-seventh of the coal consumed by the top two nations: Prakash Javadekar.

In the lead-up to the climate change talks in Paris, all the public debates were about emissions and their impact on the future climate of the earth.

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