Climate change heatwaves power cuts Delhi global warming Aditi Mukherji IPCC Report
11 May 22
“Heatwaves are common in India, but never so early. Then, heat waves are [normally] localized, but this time, it is widespread almost all across [the country],” Aditi Mukherji, a principal researcher at Delhi’s International Water Management Institute, told CBC News.
According to experts, the situation is likely to get worse in the coming years. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has predicted that India will face devastating consequences of climate change, and more frequent and intense heatwaves are in its future. “Globally, heat and humidity will create conditions beyond human tolerance if emissions are not rapidly eliminated; India is among the places that will experience these intolerable conditions,” the report said.