CLIMATE change poses a potential threat to the whole living world. Many species of animals have already been endangered by its ugly claws. The developing countries in particular are the worst sufferers of the effect of climate change.
The World Climate Conference-3 concluded in Geneva Friday with a decision to create a global framework for climate services to help the global community better adapt to the challenges of the climate variability and change.
The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, Friday chaired the high-level segment of the World Climate Conference.
Ludhiana: With the possibility of monsoon failure looming large, Punjab farmers are demanding another round of farm-loan waiver in the union Budget for 2009-10 besides credit at 4 per cent interest rate. The Budget is to be presented by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee in the Lok Sabha on July 6.
The preliminary data compiled by the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) indicates that 2008 was the tenth warmest year on record. Besides, it witnessed a substantial erosion of the Arctic ice cover and dramatic disappearance of nearly one-quarter of the massive ancient ice shelves on Ellesmere Island.