Global warming is disrupting the ecological balance of the planet in every possible way. The extreme weather conditions are counted as another adverse impact of global warming. Since the commencement of the industrial revolution, the world is encountering a serious problem popularly known as global warming. The main cause of this problem is burning of the fossil fuels which emit out greenhouse gases that trap atmospheric radiation, causing the temperature to increase. These rising temperatures are offering adverse impacts in several forms. One such noted impact is “Extreme Weather Conditions”.
A few days back (2nd May 2018), sand and thunderstorms hit western and northern parts of the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh & Rajasthan killing over 120 people. According to an official at the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) Kuldeep Srivastava, the thunderstorms were due to cyclonic circulation which was induced by a western atmospheric disturbance, high moisture levels and unusually high temperatures that soared to 45 degrees Celsius. As per ADG Mritunjay Mohapatra of India Meteorological Department (IMD), four factors combine together to form the thunder squall which claimed 100+ lives. He stated that adequate heating of the land, moisture in the air, unstable atmosphere and a triggering mechanism were responsible for the thunderstorms.
IMD DG KG Ramesh stated that there are chances that these storms were due to global warming. However, Scientists at the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) still need to analyze that increasing frequency and severity of dust storms and the unusually high temperature in the last few years are linked to climate change. A Delhi-based Regional Weather Forecasting Centre (RWFC) has recorded temperatures that are almost 7 degrees higher than usual. So, the role of global warming and climate change can’t be ignored straight away.
Extreme weather conditions have become frequent across the globe. Several countries are witnessing harsh weather conditions which are due to global warming and climate change. As per AccuWeather, the southern United States will endure persistent storms and the threat for an early tropical impact. Further, studies are also vehemently supporting that world will going to witness severe weather events as part of global warming.
If we talk of California, then recently it has faced the toughest drought in over 1,200 years and earlier this year. It further witnessed devastating floods which culminated in the Oroville Dam disaster that forced 250,000 residents to evacuate. A recently published study is supporting the fact that these extremes conditions are due to global warming. A recently published study conducted by Daniel Swain and colleagues in pretext to California predicts that the frequency of year-to-year transitions from extremely dry to wet conditions will increase by 25% in northern California and by 100% in southern California.
In nutshell, we can say that global warming is showing its devastating effects in the form of extreme weather conditions across the globe. Whether its Asia or America, the effect can be seen and can also be proved on the basis of scientific simulations and experiments. It’s time for the global community to work collectively to save this planet.