14 May '18, 8am

Climate change could be intensifying dust storms in India, experts say

“In recent past also, there are records of wind speed exceeding this particular speed,” Mohapatra said. “In the context of climate change, we can say that in north India the temperature is increasing more compared to south India. Increase in temperature means an increase in heating which means there will be more heat wave days and more reasons for occurrence of dust storm and thunderstorms. If the temperature increases then conditions become more favourable for the occurrence of dust storms and thunderstorms. In the coming years there could be more instances of intense thunderstorms and dust storms.”

Full article: https://news.mongabay.com/2018/05/climate-change-could-be...

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