ALLAHABAD: Sanjeev Upadhaya arrived in the city on Thursday from Hyderabad. Expecting a chilly weather, Sanjeev’s luggage was stacked with woollen clothes. However, much to his surprise, the Hyderabad native found the weather here quite warm and rued carrying so many woollen clothes.
The sudden rise in temperatures has baffled many. Just a fortnight ago, the north India was reeling under severe cold wave, with temperatures hovering between 0 and three degrees. And now, the day temperature is touching 30 degrees Celsius. This, when January is not yet over.
The unusual rise in the mercury indicates towards a changing global phenomenon — shirking winters and expanding summers.
Climate expert Prof S S Ojha says it’s a global phenomenon which has vast implications. “The global temperature is rising at the rate of 0.2 degree Celsius every year resulting into melting of ice at an average rate of 0.18 meter. If this is not checked, the sea level, within the next 100 years, would rise to 0.59 meter. As a result, many low lying island countries may perish,” says Ojha.
Temps rising at 0.2C pa? Good gods – where do these idiots come from? And he calls himself a climate expert.
Still perhaps I am underestimating him. India has a long tradition of fakirs who took money from gullible punters. Maybe his dad was one.
Maybe Climatologist is another name for “Fakir”!
An intellectual Fakir?
“Just a fortnight ago, the north India was reeling under severe cold wave, with temperatures hovering between 0 and three degrees. ”
Err? So if the warm spell is evidence of global warming, what was the cold wave due to?
The irony is that the average Indian could not give a toss about global warming. He just wants to earn a decent wage and feed his family.
“Err? So if the warm spell is evidence of global warming, what was the cold wave due to?”
So that’s 2 degrees in ten years…
…20 degrees in a hundred
What a nut job, considering temps have flatlined
I am tired of this nonsense. How many more times do they need to be told about our beloved coral island atolls which MAY be prone to sea level rise?
I have to disagree with Sanjeev. I’ve seen the temperature rise as much as 55C in less than year in the mild coastal climate I live in.
Of course it also goes down by 55C in the same year.
But the average, properly detrended, always rises
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