UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres cited the floods in Pakistan, heat waves in Europe, and droughts in places such as China, the Horn of Africa, and the US—and pointed the finger at fossil fuels.
The agriculture ministry’s fourth advance estimate for the year released Wednesday said India’s wheat production is projected to have reduced by nearly 3 per cent to 1,068.4 lakh metric tonnes.
In California, heat waves killed 599 people between 2010 and 2019. In America’s hottest city, Phoenix, Arizona, there were about 200 heat-related deaths in 2020 when 53 days cooked at 43°C.
Rajeevan, former secretary, Ministry of Earth Sciences, says the human-induced climate change is now disruptively discernible.
Washington and Philadelphia have both declared heat emergencies and warned their residents to remain vigilant.
Researchers from the University of Oregon in the US employed simulations using weather data from a 2021 severe heat wave especially in the Pacific Northwest.
There have been no reports of lives lost, but the flames reached some villages both in Zamora and in central Navarra. Videos shot by passengers showed flames licking the sides of the road.
Much to the relief of the State, the second unit of the NTPC’s Darlipali super critical power station in Sundargarh district has come back to the grid on Thursday.
Delhiites got some respite from sweltering weather after 12 days, as no heat wave was recorded in any part of the city on Thursday.
On Monday, Safdarjung, Delhi ‘s base station recorded a maximum temperature of 43.5 degrees C, three notches above normal.
As maximum temperatures are likely rise in the afternoon, IMD advised people not to venture out between 12 noon to 3 pm.
Delhi so far has been reeling under extremely high temperatures and hot dry winds, which has had a toll on the residents while any respite so far has been brief.
Gusty winds, cloudy skies likely for next few days, however, heatwave may return soon
The government also asked schools to relax norms regarding school uniforms and said students might be allowed to wear loose and light coloured cotton dresses and canvas shoes
The city witnessed gusty winds and drizzle in some parts of the national capital on Friday evening which extended the cooling effect.
IMD says a cyclonic circulation is likely to form over south Andaman Sea around May 4
Manufacturers such as Voltas, Panasonic, Hitachi, LG and Haier posted record sales in April.
As the heat wave continues across the State, the day temperatures inches closer to 45 oC in the city.
Climatologically, there have been 69 cyclonic disturbances over the north Indian Ocean including 48 over the Bay of Bengal and 21 over the Arabian Sea between 1961 and 2020.
Monthly average maximum temperature was 40.2 degrees Celsius