Excessive groundwater extraction for agriculture is widely blamed for India’s declining water table, but a new study suggests warmer temperatures that change rainfall patterns may be more responsible for the groundwater depletion.
The globally averaged temperature in 2016 was about 1.1 degree Celsius higher than the pre-industrial period -- causing extreme weather events like sea rise and floods that disrupted livelihoods and displaced millions.
Oceans are a critical ally to fighting climate change and supporting sustainable livelihoods, and we must do more to safeguard them, say Swedish international development minister Isabella Lovin, Global Ocean Commission co-chair Trevor Manuel and Fiji foreign affairs minister Ratu Inoke Kubuabola.
Plastic is increasingly seen as the 'workhorse material' of the modern economy, but its wasteful use is linked to environmental problems and economic losses. Dame Ellen MacArthur, founder of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation rethinks how we use the ubiquitous material.