Climate

    Iran: Autumn rains likely to start later than normal
    06 Jul 2021

    Autumnal rainfall this year is likely to start later than usual in the country. Hence the drought period will be prolonged, Ahad Vazifeh, head of the national center for drought and crisis management, has said for Tehran Times. Since the beginning of the current water year (September 23, 2020), the whole country received 130 millimeters […]

    Saudi scientists testing cryogenic technology to freeze carbon emissions
    05 Jul 2021

    A team of scientists at Jeddah-based King Abdullah University of Science and Technology is testing a technique for freezing greenhouse-gas emissions from power plants that is about half the cost of existing carbon capture techniques, Bloomberg and Arab News reported. The cryogenic technology was developed by Sustainable Energy Solutions, a private company based in Salt […]

    Bahraini-South Korean environmental cooperation discussed
    01 Jul 2021

    Special Envoy for Climate Affairs, Chief Executive of the Supreme Council for Environment (SCE), Dr. Mohammed Mubarak bin Daina received South Korean Ambassador to the Kingdom of Bahrain, Hae Kwan Chung. He lauded the ambassador’s efforts to boost bilateral relations, mainly in the environmental field, stressing SCE’s keenness to further enhance cooperation between both countries […]

    How warming of only half a degree affects the planet?
    01 Jul 2021

    Climate change is manifested primarily in rising temperatures, which leads to other dangerous consequences: melting glaciers, droughts, floods, and other extreme weather events. Therefore, the global climate target is determined in degrees. The signatories of the Paris Agreement promised to do everything possible to keep the global temperature rise at a level not higher than […]

    FAQ: Steppes must be preserved wherever possible so that natural ecosystems do not emit carbon

    Adapting to climate change and combating climate change is a matter of nature conservation. But there is a UN framework convention on biodiversity, and there is a separate climate convention. Therefore, it is often believed that climate change and ecosystem services are significantly different. (What are ecosystem services, we explained here and here). In fact, […]

    Backing grows for new IMF COVID-19 and climate fund
    26 Jun 2021

    Plans for a new IMF “Resilience and Sustainability” fund that would expand its support to dozens more vulnerable countries gained key international backing on June, 22 ahead of crucial meetings, Reuters reports. IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva this month proposed the new trust to allow rich countries to channel some of their new IMF reserves to […]

    How CO2 in the atmosphere destroys marine life: important facts
    26 Jun 2021

    Greenhouse gas emissions not only cause global temperatures and climate change to rise. They also increase the acidity of the environment in water bodies – the so-called acidification of the oceans. Let’s check the Ecoaction NGO explanation of this process. Acidification of the oceans About a quarter of CO2 released through human activities is soluble […]

    Conveyor stop? Why the Gulf Stream is slowing down and what it threatens the planet
    24 Jun 2021

    For more than a thousand years, the natural conveyor belt, which is important for the planet, has been working properly in the Atlantic. But humanity has spoiled it. In what way – let’s check the Chas News survey. Do you believe in the fountain of eternal youth? Most likely not, because it is difficult for […]

    Float or sink? Survival lessons from countries that may soon go under water
    23 Jun 2021

    Fires, droughts, hurricanes – in each country the effects of climate change are manifested differently. For example, in August, 2020, California’s Death Valley recorded the highest temperature on the planet for the entire observation period -54.4 ℃. Greece was recently hit by a cyclone (which is not typical of the Mediterranean in general), which flooded […]

    How nature saves us from climate change
    22 Jun 2021

    Climate change causes or exacerbates various natural disasters: droughts, floods, fires. They threaten our lives, our health, our homes, and cause great economic damage to the entire country. It may seem that nature is trying to take revenge on us, but in reality, it can be a great helper in the fight against climate change. […]