Author: Aditi Tandon

Supercyclones such as Amphan are likely to expose a higher population in South Asia to extreme flooding in future years, notes a recent study.Experts say India and Bangladesh need to revisit their national policies and adaptation strategies for tackling climate change with mounting losses and damages from recurrent cyclones breaking through limits to adaptation.According to a review, evidence from attribution studies can help highlight the role of climate as a risk driver in weather events and provide valuable information to adapt to climate change and assess loss and damage. Exposure to flooding from cyclone storm surges, such as those brought…

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Biofuels are combustible materials that are produced over short spans of time from biomass, rather than over millions of years such as fossil fuels.The main advantage of biofuels over conventional fossil fuels is that the world is unlikely to deplete its sources of biofuels, as they are renewable.The latest update to India’s biofuel policy, made in 2018, aims to have country-wide blending rates of 20% ethanol and 5% biodiesel by 2030. Fossil fuels kickstarted the industrial age for humanity. However, humans now face the possibility of running out of these fuels by the end of this century. So, where do industries…

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