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India ranks 5th in Global Climate Risk Index

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 5, 2019

India is the fifth most vulnerable country to climate change, according to a report released by Environment think tank, Germanwatch. In the Climate Risk Index 2020, India’s rank has worsened from the 14th spot in 2017 to 5th in 2018 in the global vulnerability ladder. India...

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Warm Indo-Pacific pool altering global rainfall patterns, reveals study

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 29, 2019

A warm water pool in the Indo-Pacific Ocean that influences rainfall in many parts of the world, including India, is adding a ‘California’ to its size every year. In the process, it is slowly but steadily altering rainfall patterns in many regions, a study led by an Indian...

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Low soil moisture posing threat in most river basins

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 29, 2019

Factors like temperature, rainfall and soil moisture affect distribution and growth of vegetation. A study of these factors has shown that forest and croplands in two-thirds of river basins across India do not have the potential to cope with extreme climatic events such as...

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