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.
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.
Heat waves could significantly reduce crop yields and threaten global food supply if climate change is not tackled and reversed, research shows.
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.
The national capital is baking with temperatures hovering close to 45 degrees and the weatherman predicts hotter days this week.
In parts of Europe, Africa and southern Asia the number of monthly records has increased even by a factor of 10.
Recent heat waves and extreme summers were likely caused by global warming, said researchers.
A panel of experts has ranked the top 10 global weather and climate events of 2010.
A study claims that heat waves in US could be very frequent in the next 30 years.
Day in Pics: 29th August
August 29, 2014
Famous Ganesh Pandals in Mumbai