In a new study, it has been revealed that due to climate change, people in India are suffering from heat.
Many people are at risk of falling ill due to the dreaded ‘loo’. According to the study, about 90 per cent of the country is in the ‘danger zone’ of the effects of heatwave.
Let us tell you that this study has been done by Ramit Debnath and his colleagues at the University of Cambridge, UK.
It is worth mentioning that ‘Loo’ has hampered India’s progress towards achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) more than ever.
It has also been claimed in the study that due to climate change, the risk of heatwave will increase more than before.
Significantly, the country is currently battling with the scorching heat. Over 48 weather stations had recorded a maximum temperature of over 42°C two days ago, with the highest heat being recorded in Odisha (44.2).
The report says that heatwave will not only affect the productivity and health of the people but also hinder the development of the country.
Researchers at the University of Cambridge in the UK have also warned that if the effects of the heatwave in India are not addressed immediately, India could slow its progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals, as heat extremes in India.
But 80 percent of the people of the country are in danger due to this. Researchers have also said that to avoid such a big danger, experts will have to re-evaluate the temperature and formulate appropriate policies.
In this study by researchers led by Ramit Debnath, it has also been said that states like Punjab and Haryana, where temperature anomalies of 6 to 7 degree Celsius have been observed, need to be the most alert.
Explain that 90% of India is said to be in danger in the heatwave index. In which except West Bengal, the rest of the eastern region, all the states of North and Central India are included.
Scorching heat and heatwaves have become a problem for 90% of the country’s enclaves, as a result of the Cambridge study.
Amidst such dangerous possibilities of summer, it is also very important to know that if 90% of the country is in the grip of heat wave, then what challenge will have to be faced?
So let us tell you that the answer to this has also been given in the Cambridge study.
According to the researchers, India is fully committed to achieving 17 SDGs of the United Nations, but the rate of death due to weather events has increased in the last 20 years, which has slowed down the pace of SDG progress.
That is why it is very important to reduce the death rate in the country by avoiding the heat.