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MONSOON GETTING HOTTER THAN SUMMER

UPSC CURRENT AFFAIRS | MONSOON GETTING HOTTER THAN SUMMER | 08TH JULY | THE HINDU

SYLLABUS SECTION: GS III (ENVIRONMENT AND ECOLOGY)

WHY IN THE NEWS?

According to an analysis by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), temperatures during monsoon months are seeing a rise they are getting hotter than the summer.

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MONSOON GETTING HOTTER THAN SUMMER

  • Average temperatures during the season are start being 0.3 degrees Celsius higher than the average summer temperatures (March to May) when compared from 1951 to 1980.
  • In the past decade, 2012-2021, this anomaly has risen to 0.4 degrees Celsius.
  • India’s average temperature has risen 0.62 degrees Celsius from 1901 to 2020.
  • CSE analysis has translated that, summer temperatures rising slower than not only monsoon getting hotter than the summer but even post-monsoon (October-December) and winter (January and February) temperatures.
  • The increase in these two seasons are 0.79 degrees and 0.58 degrees, respectively, whereas summer temperatures has risen only 0.49 degrees.
  • This year, India saw record pre-monsoon temperatures in northern and western regions, in the absence of rain.
  • These numbers had a bearing on heatwave deaths.
  • From 2015 to 2020, 2,137 people had reportedly died of heat stroke in the States in northwest but the southern peninsula region had reported 2,444 deaths due to excess environmental heat, with Andhra Pradesh alone accounting for over half the reported casualties.

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SOURCE: THE HINDU

 

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