Gujarat Floods and Failing Weather Models | 🎙️ 5-Min Climate-Weather Report
In this episode, we unpack the recent extraordinary weather events that have been unfolding in the Indian state of Gujarat and beyond; leaving us wondering if this is becoming the new norm.
How Uttarakhand fared in a decade after devastating Kedarnath floods in 2013
Given the fragile nature of Himalayan mountains amidst changing climatic conditions, extreme weather events have only increased in the last 10 years across the state.
Extreme events to be new normal in the Indian Subcontinent
Meteorologists are citing concerns over changes in the track of Monsoon weather systems across the country. The trend has become more and more visible in the last 4-5 years, with the 2022 season being the latest one. In fact, recent Pakistan floods have also been attributed to this change.
Compounding climate disasters leave more people displaced from homes
According to the data compiled by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC), conflict, violence and disasters triggered 38 million internal displacements across 141 countries and territories in 2021, the second highest annual figure in a decade after 2020's record-breaking year for disaster displacement.
Climate change behind flooding Monsoon rains over Northeast India
Climate change has fueled Monsoon rains as rising temperatures have increased moisture content in the atmosphere. Warmer winds have a tendency to hold more moisture and for a longer time, resulting in extremely heavy rains in a shorter span of time.