Extreme Weather Events
Extreme Weather Events News
Climate change is fueling heat waves, flooding, drought and nastier tropical cyclones. Extreme weather also costs the globe about $320 billion a year in economic losses, according to risk modeling firm AIR Worldwide
The challenge of surviving the next 50 years is now seen as a planet-wide existential crisis.
Earlier farmers used to cultivate makhana in ponds but after facing recurring flood problems, low land areas are now being utilised for makhana farming with support from state government schemes to promote it.
In India, floods and tropical cyclones are the two major disasters causing mortality and now heatwaves and lightning are gaining importance.
A vanishing glacier, displaced walrus, wrecked villages and 7 other visuals of the impact climate change has in oceans and land.
Over half of India's population was gripped by intense heatwaves in June and July this year, killing more than 200 people.
Extreme rainfall, droughts and heatwaves have hit Karnataka, Telangana, Chattisgarh, Odisha and the Northeast with increasing intensity and frequency.
India reportedly had most (2,081) deaths in 2018 due to extreme weather events caused by climate change.
A powerful El Nino can trigger drought in places like Australia and India, and cause flooding in other areas like California.
Stormquakes are more an oddity than something that can hurt you, since no one stands on the sea floor during a hurricane
Researchers also believe that mammoths may have gone extinct after being cut off on an island during a global warming event.
After Cyclone Gaja wreaked havoc in Tamil Nadu, a community radio station in Nagapattinam district started an initiative called “Voice of the Vulnerable”.
While govt administrations are learning to respond to predictions, the forecasts themselves need improvements.
Predicting weather is hard: A brief history of the National Center for Medium-Range Weather Forecasting
NCMWRF, founded in the 20th century, was among the first Indian institutions to acquire a supercomputer, in 1989.
Some experts see link between man-made climate change & atmospheric changes causing extreme weather.
Human vulnerability to climate change can have a lot to do with where people choose to settle.
It is stark and apparent how India is singular, unique in the threats it faces from climate change.