Heatwaves to increase in Bihar and eastern Uttar Pradesh for next four decades

In the next four decades, a heatwave is expected to increase in Bihar and eastern Uttar Pradesh in summer. Dr. Pradhan Parth Sarthi, CUSB’s professor of environmental science, has claimed this in his latest research on the increasing threat of global warming. 

Pro. Sarthi is also a member of the Steering Committee of the Bihar State Action Plan on Climate Change, Government of Bihar. He studied the surface temperature of India in the period from 1951 to 2010 and said that in the last decades, there has been a surprising increase in the maximum and minimum temperatures in summer. 

Pro. Sarathi has prepared this report by analyzing the maximum and minimum temperatures during the years 1971 to 2005. He found in his study that an alarming increase in maximum temperature has been observed in March and April and minimum mercury in December and February. Environmentalist Prof. Sarathi, citing his research paper published in the International Journal of Pure and Applied Geophysics, has stated that during 2021 and 2055 the frequency of heat wave will increase as the heat rises in the province. This will have an adverse effect on health. The maximum average temperature has increased significantly during the summer, while the minimum temperature has also increased significantly in the winter. If you look at the state of winter weather this year, the nights have been relatively warm except for a few days. 

He cautioned against the danger of rising minimum temperature in winter and said that this will also affect the winter seasonal crops. Wheat will attract new types of pests and yield will be affected. He concluded in his research that climate model simulations under different global warming emission scenarios would see an overall increase of 0.2 to 0.50 ° C between the years 2021 and 2055. This is not appropriate for the health and farming of the people of the state.

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Aamir Khan

Aamir Khan is a student at the Centre for Chinese and South-east Asian Studies, JNU, New Delhi. He also works with Hasratein- a Delhi based queer collective. The current area of his academic interest lies in the study of the Chinese language and society.