Global warming and rapidly rising temperature lead to floods in Kerala

Econaur took an intiative towards awaring people about the recent floods in Kerala, its causes and how can we prevent such happenings in the future.
Presenting a series of causes and measures of the Man-made floods faced by the Kerala people.
DAY 5

The links between global warming and temperature extremes are reasonably well understood. It should come as little surprise that a warmer world will bring more severe summer heatwaves and more frequent mild winters. When it comes to rainfall, however, things are a bit more complicated.

The devastating floods in the Indian state of Kerala are a stark reminder of the vulnerability of the world’s most densely populated regions to weather and climate phenomena. In addition to the tragic loss of several hundred lives, widespread floods driven by unusually high and persistent monsoon rains have severely impacted the region’s fragile infrastructure and displaced more than a million people.

It is now typical that the aftermath of severe weather events is marked by questions about the role played by human-induced climate change. More precisely, scientists aim to provide a timely statement about the extent to which global warming has changed the likelihood of a certain weather-related hazard. The practice of attributing an event to climate change has become a regular activity and is being tackled with a growing number of methodologies.

Unlike temperature, rainfall varies hugely in space and time. Even the most sophisticated climate models struggle to simulate physical processes such as convection and evaporation that drive rainfall activity.

On a Global scale, an increase in the most severe rainfall events is anticipated given the atmosphere’s capacity to hold around 7% more water per degree Celsius rise in temperature. But when we get to the regional scale, this relationship becomes somewhat distorted by the response of rainfall to meteorological phenomena such as tropical cyclones, thunderstorms and, in the case of the Kerala event, monsoons.

The aim is simple. Carbon dioxide is the climate’s worst enemy. It’s released when oil, coal, and other fossil fuels are burned for energy—the energy we use to power our homes, cars, and smartphones. By using less of it, we can curb our own contribution to climate change while also saving money.

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