Weather in India: Amid a moderate but weakening 'El Nino' ​​and rising concentrations of heat-trapping greenhouse gases in the atmosphere!


Temperature in India: Annu Mishra from Bhubaneswar, Odisha had to keep her food stall closed for a long time because the temperature here remained above 40 degrees Celsius for 17 consecutive days in April. This has been the longest period of such extreme heat since 1969, which is adversely affecting people's health and livelihood. Mishra said, 'It has become very difficult to stand near the gas stove due to the scorching heat.


Scientists said something scary

He said that before now his food stall had remained closed for such a long time only during the cyclone of 2019. Major climate scientists, citing weather data, said on Wednesday that similar extreme heat may have to be faced once every 30 years, and due to climate change, its probability has already become about 45 times higher.

The team of scientists from the group named 'World Weather Attribution' (WWA) emphasized that extreme heat waves due to climate change are making the lives of people living in poverty across Asia more difficult. Millions of people in South Asia faced extreme heat in April amid a mild but weakening El Nino and rising concentrations of heat-trapping greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. 

Heat broke records in many places

Maximum temperatures broke records in many parts of India, forcing government agencies to issue health warnings and many states even closing classes in schools. 

The skin-burning heat also broke temperature records in the Philippines, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Malaysia and Myanmar. Due to climate change, this weather cycle of heat waves with temperatures exceeding 40 degrees Celsius in April is returning rapidly in West Asia including Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Palestine, and Jordan. 

...then you will have to face the intense heat.

Since the global average temperature has increased by 1.2 degrees Celsius, scientists estimate that West Asia may face a similar heat wave once every 10 years. If the temperature reaches two degrees Celsius, we will have to face a similar extreme heat wave approximately once every five years. Heat waves can prove fatal, especially for the elderly and children. According to WHO, between 1998 and 2017, more than 1,66,000 people have lost their lives due to heat wave.