Rising Heat Stress and its Mitigation

GS Paper 3 (Heat Stress and its Mitigation)  Syllabus: Disaster management/ Geography  Context: Rising Heat-Stress temperatures in urban India are not solely due to climate change but also a result of increased concretization and urban sprawl, contributing to excess heat stress. India’s major cities, including Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru, Kolkata, and Hyderabad, are facing worsening …

Heat Index (HI)

GS Paper 3  Syllabus: Geography/Disaster management   Source: TOI  Note: This is in continuation of yesterday’s article on Heat Waves   Context: India Meteorological Department (IMD) is planning to issue a heat hazard analysis for India, including Delhi. IMD will soon issue a Heat Index (in addition to the day’s maximum and minimum temperatures)   What …

Even with ‘moderate emissions’, India’s heat is set to get worse

GS Paper 1 Syllabus: Important Geophysical phenomena   Source: TH Context: The climate crisis is no longer a distant event that might happen in the future. Indications of the impending climate crisis: Temperatures are rising, rainfall patterns are shifting, and extreme events such as record-high temperatures, etc. For example, the month of February (this year) …

Heatwaves can have serious health consequences. While more attention is paid to mortality due to heatwaves, policymakers should also focus on how heat waves affect the quality of people’s lives and develop a long-term vision to counter it. Analyse.

Topic: Disaster and disaster management. 5. Heatwaves can have serious health consequences. While more attention is paid to mortality due to heatwaves, policymakers should also focus on how heat waves affect the quality of people’s lives and develop a long-term vision to counter it. Analyse. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: The Hindu Why the …

What is a heatwave? Account for the increasing frequency and unprecedent heatwaves across multiple cities in India.

Topic: Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc., geographical features and their location-changes in critical geographical features (including water-bodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes. 1. What is a heatwave? Account for the increasing frequency and unprecedent heatwaves across multiple cities in India. (250 …

What are the criteria for conditions to be classified as a heat wave? Why is India experiencing increasing instances of heatwaves? Analyse. What are the ways to mitigate heat wave conditions?

Topic: Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc; 1. What are the criteria for conditions to be classified as a heat wave? Why is India experiencing increasing instances of heatwaves? Analyse. What are the ways to mitigate heat wave conditions? (250 words) Difficulty level: Easy Reference: Insights on India Why the …