INDIA'S RISING TEMPERATURES ALREADY DEADLY, STUDY SHOWS

SCIENTISTS HAVE WARNED FOR YEARS THAT CLIMATE CHANGE WILL MAKE HEAT WAVES MORE INTENSE, MORE FREQUENT AND LONGER LASTING.

THE STUDY ALSO FOUND THAT THE NUMBER OF HEAT WAVE DAYS INCREASED BY 25 PERCENT ACROSS MOST OF INDIA.

For the India's fast-rising population and low income levels among the poor, the scientists have found an even stronger correlation between heat waves and deaths among those who are poor.
"There has been an increase in heat waves from 2013-2016 and a decrease in cold waves.
2016 has been the warmest year in India when hundreds of people died due to the heat wave," DS Pai who is a climate scientist with India meteorological department, told Al Jazeera.

India is now two and a half times more likely to experience a deadly heat wave than a half century ago, and all it took was an increase in the average temperature of just 0.5C, a study shows. The average temperatures in...

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