Heat waves

Slightest increase in global temperatures can lead to extreme weather conditions, say scientists!

Slightest increase in global temperatures can lead to extreme weather conditions, say scientists!

Global warming caused mostly by the burning of fossil fuels began slowly in the early 19th century with the onset of industrialisation, but has accelerated rapidly over the last 50 or 60 years.

Jul 03, 2017, 16:55 PM IST
Feeling the heat? It's about to become more intense, says study!

Feeling the heat? It's about to become more intense, says study!

A team of researchers examined 1,949 deadly heat waves from around the world since 1980 to look for trends, define when heat is so severe it kills and forecast the future.

Jun 20, 2017, 12:19 PM IST
Mercury to rise in north India, no heat waves though

Mercury to rise in north India, no heat waves though

Barmer and Jaisalmer in Rajasthan were the hottest places across the country on Saturday, said the weather office, which forecast slight rise in temperature in entire north India, including Delhi, over the next three-four days.

Jun 10, 2017, 23:35 PM IST
Arctic sea could be 'free of ice' by 2040, warn scientists

Arctic sea could be 'free of ice' by 2040, warn scientists

As per the new research, the Arctic sea has been thawing at a rapid pace over the past three decades, making the ice to fall by more than half.

May 08, 2017, 12:53 PM IST
Extreme heat waves in Africa could occur annually by 2045

Extreme heat waves in Africa could occur annually by 2045

Africa is one of the most vulnerable continents to climate change and even a modest rise in average global temperature could have severe consequences for the people living there.

May 16, 2016, 16:17 PM IST
Searing heat waves could hit world every year by 2075

Searing heat waves could hit world every year by 2075

If emissions are aggressively cut, the extreme heat events could be significantly reduced significantly, although 18% of the Earth would still face dangerous heat waves.

Feb 23, 2016, 19:47 PM IST

US group launches Ahmedabad model-based toolkit for heat waves

Based on Ahmedabad's pioneering "Heat Action Plan", a US-based environmental advocacy group has released a toolkit to tackle heat waves and rising temperatures on the sidelines of Paris climate change summit.

Dec 10, 2015, 00:26 AM IST

More heat waves in the offing due to global warming

Global warming may cause more frequent heat waves and of longer duration in many regions of the country, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said today.

Dec 07, 2015, 17:28 PM IST

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May 31, 2015, 21:24 PM IST

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May 31, 2015, 18:16 PM IST

Folic acid helps elderly bare with heat waves

Folic acid supplements may be an inexpensive alternative for helping older adults to increase skin blood flow during heat waves and reduce cardiovascular events such as heart attack and stroke, suggests a new research.

Apr 01, 2015, 12:48 PM IST

Heat waves becoming more prominent in urban areas: Study

The world's urban areas have experienced significant increases in heat waves over the past 40 years, according to researchers from India and the US.

Jan 30, 2015, 18:14 PM IST
Human-caused climate change blamed for some heat waves

Human-caused climate change blamed for some heat waves

Heat waves last year in Asia, Europe and Australia were influenced by human-caused climate change, but not all extreme weather events could be linked to global warming, scientists said Monday.

Sep 30, 2014, 11:00 AM IST

Environmentalists warn against waiting too long to deal with climate change

Environmentalists have warned policy makers that if they do not act upon the impending dangers of human-made climate change now and continue to wait, then it might be too late.

Apr 27, 2014, 16:20 PM IST

Heat waves increase chances of early-term delivery by 27%

Researchers have suggested that when temperatures reach 32 degree Celsius or higher over a period of four to seven days, the risk of early-term delivery is 27 per cent higher than on typical summer days.

Apr 07, 2014, 21:01 PM IST

Future heat waves threat to global food supply

Heat waves could significantly reduce crop yields and threaten global food supply if climate change is not tackled and reversed, research shows.

Mar 20, 2014, 13:10 PM IST

Six easy ways to prevent heat stroke

As heat wave conditions continue throughout the country, many people have succumbed to heat stroke. So it’s necessary to be a little cautious and fight the heat.

Jun 03, 2013, 19:18 PM IST

Delhi sizzles at 45 deg Celsius, hotter days ahead

The national capital is baking with temperatures hovering close to 45 degrees and the weatherman predicts hotter days this week.

May 22, 2013, 19:45 PM IST

Global warming `increasing monthly heat records by factor of 5`

In parts of Europe, Africa and southern Asia the number of monthly records has increased even by a factor of 10.

Jan 15, 2013, 17:14 PM IST

Global warming behind recent extreme summers

Recent heat waves and extreme summers were likely caused by global warming, said researchers.

Aug 05, 2012, 15:54 PM IST