Asia heatwave increases by 2C amid climate change

In many areas of Asia last month during a devastating heatwave, climate change increased temperatures by at least 2C, according to a new study.

The study also discovered that the heatwave has become 30 times more likely due to climate change.

In April, temperatures in India, Bangladesh, Thailand, and Laos all reached record highs of up to 45C.

In other countries, the extreme heat resulted in fatalities, melted roadways, and many hospital admissions.

China, Indonesia, Singapore, and the Philippines are some other Asian nations that are now monitoring highly high temperatures.

According to independent research organization World Weather Attribution, Thailand’s record heat was worsened by excessive humidity and numerous simultaneous forest fires.

Five days later, the Philippines had temperatures of 37C, which caused 150 kids to experience heat stroke.

After attending an awards ceremony, 13 persons in Navi Mumbai, India, died from heat stroke.

The worst heatwave in Asian history, according to climate historian Maximiliano Herrara, who monitors extreme weather patterns on Twitter.

One of the deadliest natural disasters that occurred in the world, heatwaves result in hundreds of linked fatalities each year.

However, the study found that it usually takes weeks or months for scientists to document and analyze the deaths before they can fully assess the effects of a heatwave.

Copenhagen-based One of the study’s authors, Emmanuel Raju, predicted that the region’s poorest residents, as well as outdoor labourers including farmers, street sellers, and construction workers, would be disproportionately affected by the effects of the heatwave.

The group runs simulations of climate models using weather data to establish if and to what extent climate change is to blame for extreme weather events. Although their research is not peer-reviewed, it is frequently later published in reputable publications.

Until all greenhouse gas emissions are stopped, the experts predict that global temperatures will rise and such events will grow more frequent and severe.

According to a second study published this week, a significant temperature boundary is projected to be breached for the first time over the coming years.

According to scientists, there is now a 66% risk that between now and 2027, the 1.5C global warming barrier will be exceeded.

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