Will we fall into a vicious cycle of heat waves and air pollution?

Will we fall into a vicious cycle of heat waves and air pollution?

Heat waves are getting worse around the world. So much so that the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), in its most recent bulletin on climate and air quality, said that they could generate a vicious circle of more health problems related to pollution. “Heat waves worsen air quality, with knock-on effects on human health, ecosystems, agriculture, … Read more

11 deadliest Heat waves in world history

11 deadliest Heat waves in world history

Deadly heatwaves are becoming an increasingly alarming reality as global temperatures continue to rise due to the impact of climate change. Countries worldwide, from Europe to Asia, and North America to South Asia, have experienced extreme heat events that have exacted a tragic toll on human lives. Heat waves pose a real danger in some … Read more

Cerberus heatwave: Why is it so hot in Europe and how long will it last?

Kerala recorded worst Climate Shift Index levels from June to Aug: Study

It is no longer a secret that summers in Europe are, and will continue to be, increasingly drier and hotter. This summer has provided solid evidence of this phenomenon. Furthermore, according to Professor Elfatih Eltahir, a renowned expert in civil and environmental engineering at MIT, the intensity of extreme dryness and heat waves will significantly … Read more

South India records lowest June rainfall and highest temperatures in 122 yrs

South India records lowest June rainfall and highest temperatures in 122 yrs

The southern Indian peninsula region experienced its hottest and driest June in 122 years, with temperatures hitting 34.05°C and rainfall hitting a record low of 88.6mm, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD). These alarming weather patterns, which deviated significantly from long-term averages, have raised concerns about the ongoing monsoon season. Compared to the previous … Read more

Heatwaves killed 96 people in UP and Bihar, Is it wet bulb?

South India records lowest June rainfall and highest temperatures in 122 yrs

Heat waves have recently wreaked havoc in the northern Indian states of Uttar Pradesh (UP) and Bihar, resulting in the tragic loss of 96 lives. As these regions face scorching temperatures, it is crucial to delve into the factors behind these extreme weather events and explore the concept of wet bulb temperature. Authorities have issued … Read more

India’s Heat Nightmare: 600 million people at risk from rising temperatures

It's official: July 2023 was the hottest month on record

New research reveals that If we continue on our current trajectory and reach global warming of 2.7°C, approximately 2 billion people, or 22% of the projected population by the end of the century, will face dangerously hot conditions. The study highlights the alarming human consequences of climate inaction by emphasizing how Earth’s habitable climate zone … Read more

Hotter Days Ahead: India braces for rising temperatures

Hotter Days Ahead: India braces for rising temperatures

As the scorching summer peaked across most of the country, people were desperately seeking respite from the unrelenting heat. The Meteorological Department offered a ray of hope by forecasting a temporary rise of two to three degrees Celsius in the maximum temperature in northwest India over the next two days. While the northwestern region experienced … Read more

Vietnam hits record-breaking temperature of 44C degree

Summer 2023 was hottest on record globally, New figures show

Vietnam recently recorded its highest-ever temperature of just over 44 °C (111 °F), leading experts to predict that this record will soon be broken due to the effects of climate change. The record was set in the northern province of Thanh Hoa, where authorities warned people to stay indoors during the hottest hours of the … Read more

Extreme weather to become norm in 80+ countries even if warming is limited to 1.5°C

Extreme weather to become norm in 80+ countries even if warming is limited to 1.5°C

A new study warns that heat waves, droughts, extreme wind events and heavy rains could become frequent in about 20 countries, even if the world manages to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius. The study published in the journal Earth System Dynamics, study suggests these impacts could become permanent in 37 countries if warming … Read more

Rising temperatures in urban areas increase heat stress: Study

Summer 2023 was hottest on record globally, New figures show

Urban areas are experiencing an increase in heat stress due to rising temperatures globally. Cities are known to be hotter and drier than rural areas, and this is particularly true in the Global South. A recent Nature study led by scientists at the Yale School of the Environment explored the impact of temperature and humidity … Read more

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