The Deadly Heat Wave

The following article is based on my own interpretation of the said events. Any material borrowed from published and unpublished sources has been appropriately referenced. I will bear the sole responsibility for anything that is found to have been copied or misappropriated or misrepresented in the following post.

Sujoy Nandy, MBA 2015-17, Vinod Gupta School of Management, IIT Kharagpur


 

A recent research by the National Centre for Atmospheric
Research has declared that without sizeable reductions in earth
warming emissions, strong heat waves that now typically occur
once every 20 years could happen annually on 60 percent of the
Earth’s land areas by 2075.
We know the green house gases like water vapour, Carbon
dioxide, methane and ozone have a property of radiating heat
and making the earth hotter than it is supposed to be without
the greenhouse gases. This greenhouse effect is critical for
supporting life. However when the greenhouse emissions are
increased, they are responsible of heating the earth beyond
reasonable limits causing the global warming.
The extreme heat wave can have dangerous
impact on the life. The poor people will be getting affected
more because of their greater exposure to the heat waves. It is
estimated that by 2050, heat waves that happen on average once
in 20 years would be at least 3 degree Celsius hotter on 60 percent
of the Earth’s land areas than now. this can cause heat
strokes and deaths.This can also cause melting of glaciers and
other problems.
Total 195 countries have earlier agreed a new UN deal to reduce
their carbon footprints and curbing emissions.However the steps
taken by them are not up to the mark till now. The current
research plans to educate the world by studying and quantifying
the effects of reducing emissions. The positive effects will be
on health, agriculture, rainfall, hurricanes,droughts etc.  It
is time that the countries act fast to reduce their emissions
so as to prevent any future apocalypse as shown in Hollywood
disaster movies.

References: http://www.ndtv.com/world-news/every-year-could-bring-a-heat-
wave-if-climate-change-continues-1280981

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