Heat Wave May Threaten World’s Hottest Temp. Record - A brutal and potentially historic heat wave is in store for the West as parts of Nevada, Arizona and California may get dangerously hot temperatures this weekend and into next week. In fact, by the end of the heat wave, we may see a record tied or broken for the hottest temperature ever recorded on Earth.
Sri Lanka has been increasingly witnessing erratic rain patterns that have had a debilitating impact on the country’s vital agriculture production. Now research has shown that centuries old irrigation schemes spread wide in the rural areas can be used as a workable solution to the vagaries of these shifting rain patterns.
WRI Statement by Andrew Steer. The World Bank Group just released a groundbreaking new report on climate change, called Turn Down the Heat, which offers a vivid assessment of what 4 degrees Celsius of global temperature rise would mean for the world - climatechange.wor...
Recent extreme weather in Sri Lanka is likely to intensify the vulnerability of the poorest living in the country’s hardest hit northern and eastern regions, experts warn. - irinnews.org/...
There is a dire need in Sri Lanka for an effective early warning system and building of public awareness on extreme weather events' related alerts and warnings.
“Dealing with climate change is a costly business,” W. L. Sumathipala, senior technical advisor to the Ministry of Environment and former head of the national climate change unit at the ministry told IPS. Sri Lanka’s carbon footprint is small but that does not insulate it from changing weather patterns, he said.
Crocodiles and humans increasingly come face to face because the latter seems to be encroaching big time and the animal is losing the battle. We may not suspect but rising salinity and acidity in fresh water due to climate change is working as a booster for the croc population, experts say. The pix is of a croc-proof bathing enclosure in Sri Lanka south. ipsnews.net/news.asp