July 7, 2022

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Climate change: India, Pakistan to face catastrophe, heat to rise 30-fold – India to be prepared for 30-fold warming Pakistan experts

Highlights of the story

  • As global temperatures rise the heat wave will increase
  • The death toll from the heatwave could rise

India has been experiencing extreme heat for the past few months. Scientists say catastrophic heat and heat waves in India and Pakistan are caused by climate change. He said the two countries were only a vision of the future of these regions.

Scientists who have released recent research have warned that deadly heat waves in South Asia in March and April could be 30 times more dangerous due to climate change.

To protect yourself from the scorching sun in Delhi, support the Pumice Stone of the flyover (Photo: AP)

In some parts of northern India and Pakistan, temperatures reached 50 degrees Celsius in April. About 90 people have died in both countries due to the heat. The heat wave, which recorded the highest temperature in India in March, has also badly damaged the wheat crop.

As global temperatures rise the heat wave will increase

According to global meteorological scientists, without climate change, such heat waves would be called ‘extraordinarily rare’. Now, the average temperature is 1.2 degrees Celsius higher than the pre-industrial average. Moreover, South Asia is 30 times more likely to experience such a heat wave. If global temperatures continue to rise, these heat waves could increase further.

Deadly heat in India and Pakistan
In the scorching sun in Ahmedabad, the bitumen on the road melted and the person’s sandals got stuck in it. (Photo: Reuters)

The death toll from the heatwave could rise

In a world warmer than 2C, events that occur once every 100 years can now occur once every 5 years, says Arpita Mandal, a hydroclimatologist at the Indian Institute of Technology in Bombay.

Roop Singh, a Red Cross climate adviser to the Red Cross, says people in South Asia are somewhat accustomed to warmer temperatures. But when it becomes 45C or higher, it is very difficult to carry out routine operations. For example, it has a greater impact on day laborers, street vendors and construction workers. He also says experts fear the heat wave could increase the death toll.