An international team of scientists tested the impact of temperature patterns on 38 species of insects and analyzed the results along with historic climate data and projections for 2050 to 2059. They found that when only the mean temperature rise is considered, insects flourished in the warmer environments. However, when accounting for the variation in highest and lowest temperatures, insects were negatively impacted. Read more about Climate change-related temperature swings leave insects vulnerable
Chitral— Environmentalists as well as social circles of Chitral are shocked over shooting on Alpine Ibex by Ibrar Hussain, former minister for environment. The minister while visiting Chitral opened fire on Markhors at Tosh, what authorities call an aerial firing. It is illegal to hunt markhor in Chitral and the law was broken by a man who was supposed to inspire others to protect the environment as well as the law. Read more about Minister for Environment opens fire on rare Alpine Ibex
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), a UN-established body on climate change, has released parts of its landmark Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) on climate change. Scientists from dozens of countries are now certain more than ever that climate is changing; the earth is getting hotter; and that human contribution to the changes in the climate system is clearer as well as significant.
Based on worldwide scientific observations and studies, scientists believe that over the period 1880-2012, the average global temperature has gone up by 0.85°C. Increase in average earth surface temperature in the last three decades was observed more than any preceding decades since 1850. Read more about The Globe is getting hotter in Climate Change