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The World has ten years to fix the problem of global warming and is off target so far: IPCC

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Racing towards a warming world, humanity needs to take unprecedented steps to curb carbon emissions within the next ten years if it has to avoid catastrophic climate change, and India would be among the worst sufferers, says the special report of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was released in South Korea today (Monday, October 8).

The report said while it is still possible to keep the temperature rise of earth below 1.5 degree – frompre-industrial level –the pledges taken by world nations to combat global warming in the Paris agreement aren’t enough to achieve this goal. Not just governments but every individual will have to make his or her lifestyle less carbon intensive to reduce carbon emission to “net zero”, to save the earth.

The report says, “Human activities are estimated to have caused approximately 1.0 degree Celsius of global warming above pre-industrial levels, with a likely range of 0.8 degreecelsius to 1.2 degree celsius. Global warming is likely to reach 1.5 degree Celsius between 2030 and 2052 if it continues to increase at the current rate.”

The already recorded rise of 1 degree in global average temperatures has led to substantial impacts. “Impacts on natural and human systems from global warming have already been observed (high confidence). Many land and ocean ecosystems and some of the services they provide have already changed due to global warming (high confidence).”

A rise in global temperatures by another 0.5 degree Celsius would increase, deepen and spread the impacts wider, the scientists concluded. “Several regional changes in climate are assessed to occur with global warming up to 1.5 degree Celsius compared to pre-industrial levels, including warming of extreme temperatures in many regions (high confidence), increases in frequency, intensity, and/or amount of heavy precipitation in several regions (high confidence), and an increase in intensity or frequency of droughts in some regions (medium confidence).”

“To limit warming to 1.5 degrees, CO2 emissions would need to reach ‘net zero’ around 2050 and it should fall at least by 45% by 2030 (from 2010 levels),” notes the special report prepared by 91 authors from 40 countries. It clearly says that at current emission rates, the 1.5 degree temperature rise will be reached between 2030 and 2052.

While rising temperatures are a concern for all nations, developing countries like India that have fewer resources to combat climate change and a large percent of population under poverty line.

Cause for worry to India is also because the erratic weather pattern induced by climate change has led to more drought, excessive rains and sea level rise.

The report not only exhorts nations for enhanced commitments made in the historic Paris agreement signed in 2015 to stop global warming but it also points out that individual lifestyle will be crucial to keep the rising temperature below the threatening level.

“We have talked about the governments but the report is quite clear that everyone has means to act related to daily choices. The report clearly says that behaviour and lifestyle are important elements of the feasibility of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees. There are also elements related to diet,” said one of the author scientists in a press conference while releasing the report.

While in India millions of people still don’t have the access to electricity, the lifestyle of people living US and European countries is profligate. The per capita consumption of electricity of US is more than thirty times than in India or more than 60 times than Nigeria.

World Bank data released in 2011 tells us that while in US, 786 in every 1000 people own a car, in India and Bangladesh the figure was just 18 and three respectively.

Ironically, United States has not only withdrawn from Paris agreement of 2015 but it also did not endorse the special report of IPCC.The US said that it accepted the report – it stopped short of vetoing it – but it did not endorse the content and the findings in the report. It also reasserted that it was determined to step out of the Paris Agreement on the first given opportunity.

The US also tried to dilute the contents of the report, including a push to drop references to how historically accumulated emissions in the atmosphere, and not just the current flow of emissions, have caused climate change. It also objected to references to the emissions being reduced in keeping with the principle of equity and fairness.

Scientists, however, say that the world is at the crossroads and what is done till 2030 from now to stop and reduce the greenhouse gas the carbon emissions will be crucial.

The IPCC special report points out that half a degree temperature-rise means a lot for earth and world will be a far better living place if we could keep the temperature rise under 1.5 degree and not allow it to reach to a 2 degree scenario. The report says this half a degree difference will expose 10 million fewer people to risk of rising sea as there will be 10 centimetre lower sea level rise (SLR).

The small island nations face the risk of being submerged in sea if temperatures rise above 1.5 degrees.

The report is not country-specific or region specific but its findings clearly suggest that countries like India will be amongst the worst sufferers of global warming.

“This is not a country-specific report. This shows the global scenario. We expect detailed world and region-specific reports by the end of next year,” said AromarRevi, one of the Coordinating Lead Authors (Adaptation & Mitigation) of IPCC report.

The report stresses on the need to start taking carbon dioxide out of atmosphere as it has serious implication on food security, ecosystems and biodiversity. The summary says progress in the renewables – like solar and wind – would need to be mirrored in other sectors.

The rapid reduction of using fossil fuels for energy will be critical as it will set the nations on a low carbon path. The report says that the mix of measures to adapt the climate change and reduce emissions can have benefits for sustainable development goals.

The report says the world will need to develop large-scale “negative emissions” programs to remove significant volumes of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. While the basic technologies exist, they have not caught on widely, and a number of scientists have strongly questioned whether we can scale up in the brief time period available.

Current promises made by countries as part of the Paris climate agreement would lead to around 3 degrees Celsius (5.4 degrees Fahrenheit) of warming by the end of the century, and the Trump administration recently released an analysis assuming about 4 degrees Celsius (7.2 degrees Fahrenheit) by 2100 if the world takes no action.

“The IPCC report builds on the well-established body of evidence showing that the coal industry has no role in a climate stable world.” said Jan Erik Saugestad, CEO, Storebrand Asset Management of Norway which provides scalable, sustainable solutions and thematic funds.

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Amazon Great Indian Festival 2022 Sale: Best feature-loaded phones under Rs 25,000

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Looking for the best feature-loaded smartphone under the budget of Rs 25,000? Looking for a good sale to have one? If yes, then you are on the right site. E-commerce giant Amazon has started its Great Indian Festival 2022, under which customers can purchase massive discounts on smartphones.

To attract more customers, the company also tied up with leading banks such as HDFC and SBI in order to provide additional discounts to its credit and debit card holders.

Here are some best smartphones under the budget of Rs 25, 000 during Great Indian Festival 2022

Redmi Note 10 Pro Max

Redmi’s one of the hot-selling products, Note 10 Pro Max, which launched in March, last year at the starting price of Rs 19, 999, has been listed at the discounted price of Rs 17,999. The smartphone comes with a 120Hz AMOLED display, a 108MP quad-camera setup, and a 5020 mAh battery and glass on the back.

The handset also gets the latest Snapdragon 732G SoC product so that customers can experience fast touch and smooth experience while operating any heavy application on the phone.

Poco X3 Pro

Launched in March, last year at the starting price of Rs 24, 999, now can be purchased at the discounted amount of Rs 21,890. At this price range, customers get latest Snapdragon 800 series chipset, which makes the phone user-friendly for all the customers who love to play games on the phone.

If you think the list of features of this hot selling product is over, then we will ask you to hold your horses because the product has a lot to offer. Poco X3 Pro also comes with a 5,160 mAh battery life, 120Hz LCD panel with 33W fast-charging support, and a 48 MP quad-camera setup, which will provide good image quality in low light.

iQoo Z3

Vivo’s sub-brand iQoo has also launched a feature-loaded phone name Z3 also has been listed on sale at the starting price of Rs 15,999. The gadget comes with 5G technology, a triple camera at the back, and a Snapdragon 768G SoC with supports 55W fast charging.

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Amazon Great Indian Festival 2022 Sale: Big discounts on top-rated smartphones

During the sale, customers can get huge discounts on leading smartphone manufacturing companies like Apple, Redmi, Oppo, Realme, OnePlus, iQoo, and Xiaomi, among others.

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If you were planning to purchase smartphones, laptops and other tech gadgets and missed an online sale, here is your chance to redeem yourself as an e-commerce giant Amazon is set to host a Great Indian Festival Sale on September 23. However, the prime can enjoy early access to the sale a day before.

As per the company, the sale will last for eight days and it will end on September 30.

During the sale, customers can get huge discounts on leading smartphone manufacturing companies like Apple, Redmi, Oppo, Realme, OnePlus, iQoo, and Xiaomi, among others.

Apple iPhone 13

The latest and one of the hot selling products from Apple iPhone 13, which was launched at the starting price of Rs Rs 65,329, now can be purchased during the sale at Rs 54,990.

In order to attract new customers, the online shopping platform partnered with Axis and ICICI, giving an additional discount of Rs 3000 to all credit card users.

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Realme’s Narzo 50A

The leading Chinese smartphone manufacturer Realme’s Narzo 50A has been listed during the sale. Interested customers can purchase the feature-loaded handset with a flat discount of Rs. 2,500 at a price of Rs. 10,990.

In order to provide the extra discount on handsets, the firm has introduced the exchange offer on this deal, where customers can enjoy an extra discount by giving their old phones to the company.

Tecno Spark 9

Launched at the starting price of Rs 13,499, the Tecno Spark 9 (6GB RAM variant) can be purchased at a discounted price under Rs 11,000.

For those, who are looking for the latest laptops, Amazon is offering a huge discount of up to Rs. 44,701 on top laptop brands including HP, Asus, Dell, and more. All the discounted laptops will come with the latest chipset and 11th generation Intel Core i7 processor that will allow users to work smoothly on heavy applications like Lightroom and Premier Pro

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iPhone 13 discount: Apple’s feature-loaded smartphone at lowest price ever, check details

Apple’s newly launched and one of the hottest selling products iPhone 13 128GB, which was launched at the starting price of Rs. 65,990 is now being sold under a heavy discount Rs10,000 by the e-commerce giant Amazon of Rs10,000,

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Planning to purchase an Apple iPhone 13? Then here’s a piece of good news for all of you. Apple’s newly launched and one of the hottest selling products iPhone 13 128GB, which was launched at the starting price of Rs. 65,990 is now can be purchased under a heavy discount by the e-commerce giant Amazon of Rs10,000, which means interested customers can purchase the handset at Rs 65,900.

To attract new customers, the company also introduce the exchange offer on the deal, which will make the rates even lower. Customers can give their older phones to the shopping website and purchase the all new iphone 13 at the lowest price ever.

Amazon deals on Apple iPhone 13 series

Interested customers looking to purchase the second base c variant, which was launched at the starting price of Rs 89,900, now has been listed under Rs 74,900 on Amazon. While 512GB is being sold at Rs 99,900. To note, the company has not introduced addtional bank offers on this deal.

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Its been almost 8 to 9 months since Apple has launched its feature-loaded iPhone 13 series and the specs are fairly known to everyone. But in case if you are not familiar with it then let us tell you that the iPhone 13is powered by the latest flagship A15 Bionic SoC, which comes with a 6.1-inch Super Retina XDR display and provides full a 4k while operating the phone.

The phone also comes with a dual-camera setup at the back, which has both sensors of 12MP. The company claimed that the handset is IP68 certified, which means it is water and scratch-resistant. The iPhone 13 lower variant mini also comes with the same specs but with a smaller 5.7-inch display.

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