Models and physical reasoning predict that extreme precipitation will increase in a warmer climate due to increased atmospheric humidity. Observational tests using regression analysis have reported a puzzling variety of apparent scaling rates including strong rates in midlatitude locations but weak or negative rates in the tropics. Here we analyse daily extreme precipitation events in several Australian cities to show that temporary local cooling associated with extreme events and associated synoptic conditions reduces these apparent scaling rates, especially in warmer climatic conditions.

This paper examines the impact of global sea level rise (SLR) on the economic growth, migration, and tourism from various empirical studies and consolidates several sea level projections by 2100 under different scenarios.

NASA and NOAA announced today that 2016 was the hottest year on record globally - and the 3rd year in a row of record warming

This is the fourth Annual report from Down To Earth. Each chapter has relevant articles that deal with current developments and related archival material from CSE’s more than 30 years of research. This makes each article/analysis wholesome as it gives one a true sense of history of the development, and a rounded view overall.

The State of India’s Environment 2017, an annual publication from Down To Earth magazine released by Sunita Narain at the Jaipur Literature Festival  is a unique, one-of-its-kind compilation of information, opinion and data on environment and development in India.  It contains a clump of disturbing data