Need a helpline on the Effects of Global Climate Change? Here is how we can help
The compounding effects of climate change are leading to many changes in ecosystems. Climate change may aggravate erosion, a decline in organic matter Stalinization, Soil biodiversity loss, Landslides, desertification, and flooding.
Through EOfactory dashboards, one can monitor these easily and plan accordingly for the future.
Each year is becoming hotter than the previous one. Higher temperature increases heat-related illness and can make it more difficult to work and move around. Wildfires start more easily and spread more rapidly when conditions are hotter.
Indian summer season is enforcing prolonged and severe heat waves, with temperatures exceeding even beyond 42°C (108°F) in numerous cities across the country. This comes only weeks after India recorded its hottest March since the country’s meteorological department began its records over 120 years ago.
More Severe Storms
The most important climate change effect is on rainfall, this results in more severe frequent storms which cause flooding and landslides destroying homes and communities and costing billions of dollars.
Super Cyclonic Storm Amphan was a powerful and catastrophic tropical cyclone that caused widespread damage in Eastern India, specifically in West Bengal and Odisha, and in Bangladesh, in May 2020. The devastating effect of the Amphan in West Bengal became severe and it has been shown on the dashboard. The Period of analysis is from 15th May- to 20th May 2022, Total Flooded area was 311.53 sq. km. The total agricultural area affected was 255.86 sq. km. and the Urban flooded area was 33.00 sq. km. Another forest area was measured at 22.67 sq. km.
Through the dashboard, the accurate and clear picture of the flooded area is calculated which is very helpful for disaster management.
Due to climate change water is becoming scarcer in most regions. Drought can stir destructive sand and dust storms that can move billions of tons of sand across continents. Deserts are expanding, reducing land for growing food.
The climate change projections foresee an increase in drought frequency and intensity for southeast regions, which would potentially lead to an aggravated risk for global food security and civil conflict in the long-term future. Hence it becomes crucial to understand the rainfall trends and crop health conditions which helps in developing regional adaptation strategies for mitigating and adapting drought conditions and also facilitates better decision making and policy development for natural resource management.
The majority of the Rajshahi Division is situated in low-lying plain land except for the uplifted and undulated Barind Tract. The annual rainfall in the district is about 1,448 mm. The region experiences moderate to severe droughts every 10-year frequency.
This analysis shows the annual average rainfall trend in the Rajshahi region and the vegetation health of the region during the year with above normal, below normal, and normal amounts of rainfall. This helps in understanding the trends of rainfall frequencies and the impact of the adverse amounts of rainfall in the Rajshahi region. A slight decreasing trend in rainfall is observed from 1990-to 2020. The year 2017 received the maximum total rainfall of 2,215mm and lower rainfall was received in the years 1992, 1994, 2006, and 2010.
The global sea level has risen by about 8 inches since reliable record-keeping began in 1880. It is projected to rise another 1 to 8 feet by 2100. This is the result of added water from melting land ice and the expansion of seawater as it warms.
In the next several decades, storm surges and high tides could combine with sea-level rise and land subsidence to further increase flooding in many regions. Sea level rise will continue past 2100 because the oceans take a very long time to respond to warmer conditions at the Earth’s surface. Ocean waters will therefore continue to warm and sea level will continue to rise for many centuries at rates equal to or higher than those of the current century.
The Effects of human-caused global warming are happening now, are irreversible on the timescale of people alive today, and will worsen in the decades to come if we do not do anything to stop it.