India is about to face devastating climate change effects like heat waves, severe floods within 80 years. Annual mean temperatures of India are likely to increase by 4.2 degrees Celsius if the greenhouse gas emissions wouldn’t get reduced.
The researchers, led by Professor Mansour Almazroui from the King Abdulaziz University in Saudi Arabia said India has the most population density among the world with highly sensitive and low resilience to changes in the climate. The ecosystem, economy, population are vulnerable enough to high risk in the future climate change.
The study, ‘Earth Systems and Environment’ published on last month, stated that the northeastern region of India has the higher risk of getting flooded by the melting snow and glacier, because of temperature rise. The killer heatwave will blow over the plains, severe flooding will take place with annual rainfall also.