Climate Trends

Climate Trends
India gears up for second spell of intense heat
Climate change nightmares coming true
Posted on 29 Mar, 2022 03:58 PM

Heat wave engulfing parts of Central and Northwest India during the summer season is nothing new for India. However, mercury soaring beyond 40 degrees Celsius during the middle of March seems to be the new normal.

Maximum temperatures breaking records are now here to stay with the rise in global mean temperatures (Image: Frau Katze, Pixabay)
Climate change to enhance La Niña impact
Expect less snowfall, intense cold waves and rise in extreme events in India
Posted on 19 Dec, 2021 01:15 PM

La Niña is set to make a comeback for the second consecutive year, keeping meteorologists busy across the world. La Niña is defined as an oceanic-atmospheric phenomenon, El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO), wherein water temperatures in the Equatorial Pacific Ocean become cooler than normal because of the upwelling of cold water from the bottom of the sea.

This means more occurrences of devastating weather events (Image: Enygmatic-Halycon, Wikimedia Commons)
Peak stubble burning to worsen air quality in North India
Chilly winters due to La Nina may lead to more air pollution
Posted on 05 Nov, 2021 09:21 PM

As La Nina makes an appearance for the second time in a row and meteorologists expect an intense winter, North India can expect to see prolonged spells of pollution over the coming months.

A farmer burning crop residue in his farm to prepare the farm for monsoon crop (Image: Abhiriksh, Wikimedia Commons)
Uttarakhand floods, a marker of climate change
Flash flood fury in Uttarakhand, a classic example of extended stay of monsoon
Posted on 26 Oct, 2021 10:18 AM

Extreme weather events are not new to the country; however, the increasing frequency of these events are. All thanks to climate change, which has been altering weather patterns across India.

Floods in Uttarkashi, India. June 2013 (Image: Oxfam International)
IPCC: Net zero plans needed if we are to stop warming
A 1.5 degree celsius warming is likely even before 2040. IPCC report calls for immediate cuts on global greenhouse gas emissions.
Posted on 09 Aug, 2021 05:02 PM

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) met virtually to consider the contribution of Working Group 1 (WG1) to the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report (AR6), for two weeks from 26th July to 6th August, 2021.

India will face irreversible impacts of climate crisis, says IPCC report (Image: Pixabay)