India defenseless against historic heatwave

DESCRIPTION – A historic heatwave reveals the country’s vulnerability to global warming.

New Delhi

Is India done with the heat wave? This is the hope the meteorology department gave at the start of the week. Temperatures of more than 40 degrees have been recorded in the North since April fell on Tuesday and Wednesday. But the pause will be brief: the thermometer will start rising again from Thursday.

The subcontinent is used to heat waves in May and June, before the arrival of the rainy season. But this year’s one was surprising because it appeared on March 11, in the middle of spring. North-West and Center have experienced the hottest temperatures on record since 1900! New Delhi had to deal with a peak at 46 degrees. Other areas like Rajasthan get very hot: in the city of Bikaner, the temperature was 47°C on April 30.

Piles in renewable energy

This early heatwave highlighted India’s underdevelopment in renewable energy, particularly solar power, and its dependence on coal. Due to the use of air conditioning…

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