Heatwaves in South Asia likely due to climate change: Scientists

The oppressive heat also shattered temperature records in the Philippines, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Myanmar.

BySouth First Desk

Published May 16, 2024 | 5:07 AMUpdatedMay 16, 2024 | 5:07 AM


A team of scientists, called the World Weather Attribution (WWA) group, emphasised that heatwaves intensified by climate change are making life much tougher for people living in poverty across Asia. As global average temperatures have risen by 1.2 degrees Celsius compared to the cooler pre-industrial climate, scientists predict that West Asia may experience similar heatwaves once every 10 years.

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