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

Heatwaves are killing more Indians, than any other natural disaster: Report

Temperature over all ice-free oceans for May 2023 was highest on record

India is no stranger to natural disasters, from floods to earthquakes, but according to research by the India Meteorological Department (IMD), heat waves have caused more deaths in the country than any other natural disaster except for tropical cyclones. The IMD has released a new report titled “Heat and Cold Waves in India Processes and … Read more

Heatwaves in India put 80% of the population at risk: Study

First days of June surpass the 1.5⁰C limit

Currently, heat waves in India are increasing in frequency, intensity and lethality, placing a burden on public health, agriculture and other social, economic and cultural systems in the country. According to a study published in the journal PLOS Climate by Ramit Debnath and his colleagues at the University of Cambridge, the severity of these heat … Read more

Rising heatwaves concerns in Odisha: cause, impact, and the way forward

odisha heatwaves

Odisha, located on the eastern coast of India, is known for its tropical climate with hot summers and cool winters. However, in recent years, the state has been experiencing prolonged and intense heat waves, causing significant distress to its population. In 2023, Odisha witnessed one of its worst heatwaves, with temperatures soaring to 45°C, posing … Read more