While technology plays an important role in combating climate change, without addressing fossil fuels we don't stand a fighting chance. This edition of St(o)ppwatch brings you news on just transition, interesting interdisciplinary linkages and much more!
A recent Brown University study unveils novel insights into temperature-induced coral bleaching. This paves the way for innovative models and urgent avenues of future research in understanding marine ecosystems.
A recent Nature Communications study of the populations of 19 bird & mammal species found that 70% of these populations are susceptible to extinction over the next few decades as the rate of their evolution significantly lags behind the rapid rate of #ClimateChange.
In the grand theatre of Earth's ever-evolving climate drama, the protagonists are undoubtedly the adaptable ones. They are expected to be chameleons who skillfully adjust their hues to harmonise with the ever-shifting backdrop. As our planet undergoes a dramatic climatic makeover, adaptation is the name of the game, the key to thriving in a world of climate chaos. But what happens if, in our quest for survival, we inadvertently grab the script to a completely different play?
Article 6 of the UNFCC convention highlights the importance of communicating with the general public and engaging stakeholders about climate change and its effects, to ensure public access to information and to promote public participation in addressing the issue. This report is the summary of our month-long campaign "Climate Action Month", aimed at raising awareness of climate change among school and college students, corporate employees and the general public.
According to a University of Washington study, Cheetah populations are especially vulnerable to Climate Change as hotter days are forcing them to behave more nocturnally, putting them at risk of greater competition with other predators such as lions & African wild dogs.
Study by Cambridge University found that caterpillars are vulnerable to the effects of Climate Change, potentially leading to fewer butterflies. This, in turn, could have consequences for both pollination & the bird species that rely on caterpillars as a food source.
As per a American Psychological Association & ecoAmerica report, #ClimateChange poses a significant threat to the well-being of children by disrupting the development of their physiological functions, cognitive capacities & emotional aptitudes, which may be irreversible.
As per UNESCO report, the combination of sudden-onset disasters & a lack of coordinated policy & response not only pose significant barriers to #RightToEducation but also underscore the critical need for intersectoral & multi-faceted actions to address these challenges.
#ClimateChange induced stress is altering fish hormones leading to huge repercussions for their reproduction. In fact, female fish exposed to high temperatures are found to develop testes instead of ovaries.