The Earth

Earth is heating up: Anybody listening?

The trend of temperature rise has been a matter of great concern in the last few decades. Sooner or later, countries realised that it’s not a localised phenomenon and deserve global attention to find a cure. In the rat race of urbanisation, actions taken by the developed countries to become more powerful and underdeveloped countries to become developed has not only modified the ecosystem but is also posing a threat to the existence of Natural resources. With an increase in40

Air conditioners

Efficient Air Conditioning Systems

Air conditioners have been cooling our homes ever since the discovery by Willis Haviland Carrier. The market of modern air conditioners, have seen a rise from the time when, it was only available to a few to this decade when almost each house has or wants to own an air conditioner. According to U.S. Energy Information Administration’s finding, the financial year of 2013-2014 saw a sale of about 3.3million numbers of air conditioners in India. The air conditioner market in40

CO2 concentration level_The Keeling Curve_Feb 2012 to Jan 2014

2013 is fourth warmest year on record for

Two top American scientific agencies NOAA and NASA in their separate releases have confirmed the trend of global warming is continuing. Annual climate report of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) shows that above-average annual temperature was experienced in most of the planet in 2013. As per the release, 2003 was the fourth warmest year, since record keeping began in 1880. The temperature of 2013 tied with the temperature experienced by the world in 2003. As per the report of40

GHG emission

New greenhouse gas with highest global warming impact discovered

A new discovery by scientists has revealed a new greenhouse gas that appears to have the highest global-warming impact. Perfluorotributylamine (PFTBA) – discovered by Toronto’s Department of Chemistry research team concluded that the compound is most effective in potential to harm the climate, in a study published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters. Carbon dioxide (CO2) is used as the baseline for comparison of global warming potential as it is the most common and significant of all anthropogenic emissions of40

The Earth

Why should we care about Global Warming?

After hearing the term ‘Environment’ what are the things that strike our mind? Stuff about trees, water, biotic factors, our surroundings, etc. roam in our brains. But do we find our current environment as green as its definition is in reality? The answer is negative. This dream environment existed in primordial time. The literal meaning of the word environment is the thing which surrounds an item. Now-a-days, we find our surroundings in a very pitiable state. The word pollution which40

GHG emission

Global warming must be seen as an economic and security threat

It   is true   what   KOFI ANNAN   has said, “Global Warming  must  be seen as an economic  and security   threat “ From these renowned  words,  it is quite  clear  that  global  warming  has  become a scientific   issue of 21st  century’s global  society. Global   warming is regarded   as a scientific   concern which   encompasses social   studies and individual’s   choice of   lifestyle. Scientists believe that  for  the past 2000 years global warming  is responsible for warming earth at a faster rate. The Earth   creates40


Global warming and its impacts on climate of India

Global warming is defined as an increase in the average temperature of the Earth’s atmosphere, especially a sustained increase significant enough to cause changes in the global climate. The term global warming is synonymous with an enhanced greenhouse effect, implying an increase in the amount of greenhouse gases in the earth’s atmosphere, leading to entrapment of more and more solar radiations, and thus increasing the overall temperature of the earth. An introduction to the profile of India India is the40

GHG emission

India refuses to phase out refrigerant gases

India has resisted efforts to bring HFC’s under the Montreal Protocol. The government wants HFC’s to be treated separately under the framework of UNFCCC and not under the Montreal Protocol Hindu reported. At the meetings in Bangkok recently, efforts were moved to bring HFC’s under the Montreal Protocol, a move resisted by India. There are six Green House Gases (GHGs) covered presently by the protocol and each has a different potential of trapping heat from the atmosphere. The concept of40