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Express Quiz: On the latest IPCC report

On India, the report says heat waves and humid heat stress will be more intense and frequent in the 21st century.

By: Science Desk | Kochi |
August 19, 2021 6:34:04 pm
heat waveAccording to a new Global Burden of Disease modelling study, also published in The Lancet, more than 356,000 deaths in 2019 were related to heat and that number is expected to grow as temperatures rise worldwide. (Pixabay)

Last week, the IPCC warned that the average global temperatures would rise by more than two degree Celsius by 2100 compared to pre-industrial times unless “deep reductions” in greenhouse gas emissions are initiated immediately.

The report, ‘Climate Change 2021: the Physical Science Basis’, is the first part of IPCC’s Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) — its latest evaluation of the state of Earth’s climate and the impact on the planet and life forms.

Every few years, the IPCC produces assessment reports that are the most comprehensive scientific evaluations of the state of earth’s climate.

On India, the report says heat waves and humid heat stress will be more intense and frequent in the 21st century. Changes in monsoon precipitation are also expected, with both annual and summer monsoon precipitation projected to increase.

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