Why Did Climate Change Report Put India On High-Alert?

The recent report by IPCC on global climate change has put the future of humans and Earth under distress. UK’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson said ‘it’s a wake-up call’ and the world needs to act now. But it’s more serious for India as per the climate change report and NASA’s analysis.

India is the 7th most vulnerable country to climate change that further raises our concern. Here’s why?

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via:indiatoday

  • The country is surrounded by natural water-based ecologies
  • It is partially a coastal land
  • Monsoon-based cyclones severely affect India
  • Choking air pollution is another reason. Faridabad is the most polluted city ranking at 3rd position with 94.38 on the pollution index. The latest report by Britain company HouseFresh revealed that India is one of those countries that contribute to the 49 most polluted cities worldwide. 

For decades, India has been getting warnings of severe climate change effects due to these reasons. Human activities are further damaging the Earth as per the IPCC reports. Here’s what the report has for India.

Asia’s Sea Level Will Put Half Of India Under Water By The End Of 21st Century

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As per the report, coastal areas of the country will experience heavy flooding before the 21st century. More than 10 cities across India would have to pay the price of global climate change if situations are not controlled.

NASA has done a detailed analysis on the reports and identifies areas that would be experiencing a surge in sea levels. 12 such Indian cities are also listed under the warning list. It includes Chennai, Tuticorin, Cochin, Paradip, Kandla, and a few more. Mumbai and Vishakapatnam are the two major cities under the list.

The answer to this lies in a faster change in sea levels around Asia. This change used to occur once in 100 years earlier, now 3.7 mm of the rise in water levels will be expected to increase in 6-9 years.

Also Read: Sudden Climate Changes: Here’s How These Changes Can Effect Our Life

Dual Effect Of Increased Aerosol Emissions

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via:labroots

High aerosol emission is the reason why India is on high alert. It is causing heavy rainfalls, changing India’s water cycle patterns, monsoon precipitation, and heatwaves.

One of the authors of the IPCC climate change report from India says the reduction in aerosol would have a dual effect on the country. As per Dr. Sawpna Panickal, a decrease in aerosol will bring heavy rain and increase the overall temperature.

Also Read: IIT Graduate Take A Great Step To Reduce Air Pollution By Creating An Exhaust Device For Car

Global Climate Change Will Affect India Severely

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via:nasaclimatechange

Council on Energy, Environment, And Water has raised concerns for India. Dr. Arunabha Gosh who is the CEO of the council said the country would get severely affected by the faraway changes in climate.

The First Week Group 1 report of IPCC has shocked the entire world and called it a global climate emergency because most of the changes are irreversible. According to the report, the upcoming 2 decades are very crucial and would be a deciding factor for humans as well as Earth’s future.

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