UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice – Insights SECURE: 12 June 2024

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Changes in climate patterns like El Nino-Southern Oscillation, Indian Ocean Dipole can make air pollution worse. Examine.

Topic: Salient features of world’s physical geography. 2. Changes in climate patterns like El Nino-Southern Oscillation, Indian Ocean Dipole can make air pollution worse. Examine. (150 words). Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Down to Earth Why the question: The study by researchers from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore highlighted the role of climate variability phenomena like …

El Niño:

GS Paper 1: Topics Covered: Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc.   Context: The southwest monsoon is likely to be “normal” in 2022, though rainfall in August, the second rainiest month, will likely be subdued, according to the private weather company Skymet.   Key findings: Rajasthan, Gujarat, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram …

Interaction between La Niña and the warm Arctic:

GS Paper 1: Topics Covered: Important Geographical phenomenon.   Context: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) declared the season’s first heat wave and severe heat wave March 11 and the first depression March 3. Experts say this is early compared to previous years and may be because of an unexpected climatic anomaly which could, in turn, …

What is La Niña?

GS Paper 1 Topics Covered: Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc.   Context: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recently declared that La Niña has re-developed. Consecutive La Ninas following a transition through ENSO neutral conditions are not uncommon and can be referred to as a “Double-Dip.”   Background: El …

Impact of climate change on El Niño-Southern Oscillation:

GS Paper 1 Topics Covered: Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc.   Context: There is a growing body of research suggesting that climate change can cause extreme and more frequent El Niño and La Niña events. A study was conducted recently on this using one of South Korea’s fastest supercomputers,   …