In 2015, a heat wave killed thousands of people in Pakistan
If the global warming continues, heat waves will make parts of South Asia in a hell by the end of this century.
A combination of extreme heat and high humidity will take dangerous forms for residents in dense populations in India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.
This is predicted by American scientists in the scientific magazine Science Advances. Read More
The US President has declared a federal disaster for the storms and floods that struck 8 counties of Iowa during late August 2016.
costs lives and a lot of money. Last winter, more than 15,000 homes and businesses in just eight council areas in the USA were flooded, a survey has revealed. Storming Water
In October, the US President has declared a federal disaster for storming water and floods that struck 8 countries during late August 2016
The research for the Local Government Association found that councils were still helping flood-hit homes recover.
Councils are encouraging people to check if they are at risk of flooding this year, to sign up to flood warnings and make sure their homes are prepared.
Flood risk maps like this one from NOAA, are not glamorous or technologically exciting things. They have done their work for many years and, provided that they are up to date, are an effective way of communicating a generalized level of risk.
Flood Risk: Both , and the nature of these storms and floods are getting close attention, and that is welcome because it is changing the way people think about underwriting insurances. their impact on property owners
So stop wondering when a serious flood will happen – it is way more important to understand where the damage will be when the flood occurs.
geopolitical instability is exposing businesses to cancelled projects, revoked licenses, interrupted production, damaged assets and restricted movement of funds across borders.
is the biggest risk to the global economy. Failure of tackling climate change
This is the conclusion of the in its Global Risk Report 2016. World Economic Forum
Protest Greenpeace ‘Save the Arctic’ with LEGO For the last few years Shell has been using LEGOs brand to clean up its image as an Arctic oil driller. 16 million Shell branded LEGO sets have been sold or given away at petrol stations in 26 countries.
Shell has surprised the world, ceasing the oil exploration in the Chukchi Sea above Alaska.
The decision was announced last Monday at 7 am: the last day of the exploration permit in the Arctic.
The decision has been made by 3 arguments:
very disappointing results of exploratory drilling
low oil prices
‘uncertainties’ from future governments and lawmakers
The last two sound the most convincing. The first argument ain’t. What’s going on?
Arctic drillship Discoverer is on its way to the Chukchi Sea
Oil extraction Chukchi Sea Shell is desperately searching for new oil and gas fields, but must stay away from the Chukchi Sea.
29 vessels Shell have recently arrived at the to drill for oil. drilling site in the Chukchi Sea north of Alaska
During the summer periods, this sea is regularly free of ice, but the storm frequency has increased and the wave activity has increased by the melting of the sea ice. Read More
Workers at a jeans factory must search through wastewater every morning to scoop out the stones, which are washed with the fabric in industrial washing machines to make stonewash denim.
With a new technique, the water consumption in the textile industry can be reduced to 90%.
Other benefits include are a . For this application process, there are no adjustments required. lower energy consumption Read More
Greenpeace activists also targeted Legoland in Windsor by dressing as Lego figures, while the campaign video, entitled “Everything is not awesome” attracted 5.9m views.
Lego will not renew its marketing contract with Shell after coming under sustained pressure from Greenpeace to end a partnership that dates to the 1960s.