Samiullah Randhawa

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Urban Heat: Can White Roofs Help Cool World's Warming Cities?

Summers in the city can be extremely hot — several degrees hotter than in the surrounding countryside. But recent research indicates that it may not …

Global warming could make flying even more awful than it is today

There could be yet another unwelcome side effect to global warming: bumpier airplane rides.<p>Higher amounts of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere could alter jet streams—narrow, high-altitude, channels of fast-moving air—and make severe turbulence more than twice as common by the middle of this …

Climate Change

Carbon Dioxide Is Approaching a Level That Hasn't Been Seen In 50 Million Years, Study Says

Unchecked burning of fossil fuels could drive carbon dioxide in the atmosphere to levels unseen in 50 million years, according to a new …

Climate Change Mitigation: Photosynthesis By Plants Increased 30% In 200 Years

While human activity in the past 200 years, since the advent of the industrial revolution, has poured in carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases …

UN report: Clean power is up, costs are down

<b>The world added record levels of renewable energy capacity in 2016, according to the UN.</b><p>But the bill was almost a quarter lower than the previous year, thanks to the plunging cost of renewables.<p>Investment in renewables capacity was roughly double that in fossil fuels, says the report from UN …

Why Severe Turbulence On Flights Could Be Much Worse In The Future

The practical impacts of climate change can be hard to pinpoint because of the large scales of time and geography over which changes are occurring. But more frequent jolts in mid-air could be one way in which individuals will soon literally feel the effects.<p>A new scientific study says that severe …

How climate change could make air travel even more unpleasant

By Chelsea Harvey<p>Flight turbulence could increase significantly under climate change, a study warns, potentially upping the risk of injury — or at least flight anxiety — for future airline passengers. Furthermore, fuel and maintenance costs for carriers could rise.<p>An increase in atmospheric carbon …

So, What Actually Happens When We Run Out of Food and Water?

Nothing good.<p>Our ongoing series, Catastrophic Human Behavior That Could Lead to a <i>Mad Max</i> Dystopian Existence, usually concerns itself with, say, nuclear war. But what if we had more of a consumption problem? What if we spent and exhausted and depleted and squandered our way towards dystopia? What …

Alternative truths and some hard facts about coal

Is coal finished, to be displaced by renewables in a move that will solve climate change and clean up air quality across the world? Is coal — as one …

Climate Change Could Have A Serious Impact On Mental Health: Report

Environmental damage is just the beginning.<p>Climate change threatens our cities, our crops, our health and our safety. What many people don’t know is that it also threatens our minds.<p>On Wednesday, just a day after President Donald Trump signed an executive order undoing the Obama administration’s …

Early climate 'payback' with higher emission reductions

Climate scientists at the Met Office Hadley Centre have shown that the early mitigation needed to limit eventual warming below potentially dangerous …

Climate change is causing PTSD, anxiety, and depression on a mass scale

Depression, anxiety, grief, despair, stress—even suicide: The damage of unfolding climate change isn’t only counted in water shortages and wildfires, it’s likely eroding mental health on a mass scale, too, reports the American Psychological Association, the preeminent organization of American …

Mental Health

Punjab’s fight against pollution marred by ‘lavish waste of money’

• <b>EPA not measuring rising pollution levels on excuse of unavailability of equipment as state-of-the-art machinery worth millions being kept entirely</b> …

Authorities inactive as vehicular pollution keeps growing

The high level of hazardous air pollutants due to vehicular emissions are posing serious threats to health and lives of the millions of citizens in …

As climate impacts hit, Pakistan faces migration surge: experts

THATTA, Pakistan (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Fisherman Muhammad Yusuf’s family has been living on the island of Hajamaro, just over three miles off the coast of southern Pakistan, for generations. But the island that was once a happy home has now become a prison.<p>Sea level rise and frequent …

Sea Level

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You can't resolve away climate change

My stance on climate change is clear: the scientific evidence that we're getting warmer is overwhelming, and the most likely cause is that it's …