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

IMD predicts heat waves in these states from April, check list

Climate Change alert: Earth records second-warmest March

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on April 1, 2023, said that most regions of India are expected to experience higher than usual maximum temperatures between April and June of that year. However, some areas of the southern Indian peninsula and north-western India are expected to see normal or below-average temperatures. The IMD also stated that, … Read more