Cyclones and climate change

Cyclones and climate change

Some climate models predict two- to seven- fold increase in the frequency of Hurricane Katrina magnitude events for a 1°C rise in global temperature

Future shock

As the world continues to pump greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, the global temperatures could rise by 3°C by mid-century, says a soon-to-be-released report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Extreme weather events will become even more intense. Erratic monsoons and severe cyclones have already battered large parts of India this century. Should we still blame the increasing disasters on unpreparedness of governments and bad planning? Down To Earth investigates

Future shock

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  • Cyclone and subsequent floods

    Cyclone and subsequent floods have dealt a big blow to the farmers of the state. Paddy, maize, groundnut, vegetables and horticultural crops are destroyed in almost 18 districts. Kewda farmers of Ganjam and coconut farmers of Puri have suffered heavy losses. Fishermen across the coastal districts lost their assets. It would take years for these farmers to rebuild their lives and livelihood. The diversified and robust rural economy of the state faces a crisis. Migration and NREGA are no solution to this. A comprehensive plan for reviving the farm sector is needed.

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