Without action plans, India’s poorest will continue to bear brunt of heatwaves: study

GS Paper 1  Syllabus: Important Geophysical Phenomena   Source: TH  Context: A new report by the think-tank Centre for Policy Research on “How is India Adapting to Heatwaves?” indicates that the country is ill-prepared to face the heat.   Background: Landmark heatwaves (1998, 2002, 2010, 2015, 2022) have led to large death tolls and extensive …

Heatwaves in India

GS Paper 1 Syllabus: Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, tsunamis, Volcanic activity, cyclones, etc.   Source: DTE  Context: A new report by the World Bank suggests India could soon become one of the first places in the world to experience heatwaves that break the human survivability limit. India has witnessed a concurrent increase in meteorological …

Insights into Editorial: Code red: On IPCC’s warning on climate points

    Context: The IPCC has issued arguably its strongest warning yet on impending catastrophe from unmitigated global warming caused by human activity, lending scientific credence to the argument that rising wildfires, heatwaves, extreme rainfall and floods witnessed in recent times are all strongly influenced by a changing climate.   About Intergovernmental Panel on Climate …