A prolonged change in temperature and typical weather patterns is fundamentally referred to as climate change.
This is because ocean levels are slower than other components of the climate system to react to changes in CO2 emissions, and this will persist for a while even after emissions have stopped.
In addition, it is projected that, in the 21st century, more mass will be lost by glaciers due to increased greenhouse gas emissions.
What are the consequences of climate change that have already been documented in India?
The IPCC estimate shows that in mountains, freezing is expected to increase, changing snow and ice conditions.
If we do not cut greenhouse gas emissions immediately, quickly and comprehensively, limiting warming to almost 1.5 degree Celsius, or even 2 degrees Celsius, will become unattainable.
All of these changes will pose major challenges for water supply, energy production and ecosystems, agriculture and forests, disaster preparedness and ecotourism.
Mumbai received almost 330 mm rain in 8 hours yesterday, and equal day before. Gusty winds upto 107 kmph. We’ve been battered by strong winds and heavy rains, never seen such a thing as before. We will stand up again, stronger and better, yet in sync with climate change needs. pic.twitter.com/Mp6FXoxLWv
— Aaditya Thackeray (@AUThackeray) August 6, 2020