TNPSC Thervupettagam

Severe Heat Waves in India 2024

May 19 , 2024 61 days 209 0
  • The extreme heat in parts of eastern and southern India this April has been attributed to climate change.
  • A new study has said that the abnormally high temperatures were made about 45 times more likely by climate change.
  • This is the third straight year that heatwaves in the early part of summer in India have been attributed to climate change.
  • The same researchers had earlier shown that the excessive heat in March-April of 2022 and April of 2023 was also most likely caused by climate change.
  • Heatwaves are not defined by high temperatures.
  • They are defined by abnormalities in temperature.

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