Cyclone Amfan has caused landslides in eastern India. The government of West Bengal and Odisha had to evacuate more than six lakh people from vulnerable areas due to the cyclone.
Experts are now saying that the occurrence of such intense cyclones is caused by global warming and warm sea surface temperatures. In the last four decades, tropical cyclones have caused worldwide devastation. A study on the occurrence of tropical cyclones has confirmed that with the rising temperature of the oceans, there will be more such events in the future. Guardian.
Scientists, analyzing satellite data from 1979 to 2017, revealed the fact that devastating cyclones increased in number during this period. These cyclones bring winds at a speed of about 185 km / h.
The study, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, Was conducted by scientists of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of the US Government.
The study showed that the probability of a cyclone giving a wind speed in excess of 185 km / h increased by about 15 percent in 39 years.
Hamish Ramsay, a senior research scientist at CSIRO, said, “Research suggests that climate change is potentially already emerging in the data and that climate scientists have been saying for some time.”
Published in a report The tribune It also states that global warming is making these cyclones more powerful over time.
If the emission of greenhouse gases is not reduced, the world’s coastal population will bear the brunt of the typhoon, the report quoted environmentalist Soumya Dutta.
The occurrence of such storms has seen an increase of over 250 percent in 40 years due to global warming and climate change.