Global warming knocks Jammu and Kashmir
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In the year 2022 Kashmir is witnessing an abnormal higher temperature in the Spring season causing worry amongst one and all . It seems that the phenomenon of Global Warming has knocked our doors in a big way in the Kashmir valley .As a matter of fact, climate system observed since the pre-industrial period (between 1850 and 1900) due to human activities, primarily fossil fuel burning, which increases heat-trapping greenhouse gas levels in Earth’s atmosphere.Many have not seen such higher temperatures in the month of March in Kashmir. The switching on of Fans and other cooling systems used to happen in month of Kashmir but this year in the month of March Fans are on in Kashmir. It is worth mentioning here that India Meteorological Department (IMD) somedays back said for month of April, similar above normal maximum temperatures are likely to be recorded in most parts of northwest and central India and some parts of northeast India.It is matter of worry that Jammu and Kashmir is witnessing the hottest March after seven decades. The mercury broke all records in March with Jammu and Kashmir recording an all-time high of 37.3 degrees Celsius on Sunday (March 27).The other parts of the country too are witnessing abnormal high temperatures. The expert pulse is that the Northern Hemisphere including India, winds in anti-cyclonic circulation rotate in clockwise direction. In layman’s terms, the building up of a high-pressure area during the month of March resulted in dry weather across the north and central India from the last 20 days. As winds were blowing from the Thar desert of Rajasthan, it was supposed to be moisture-free and hot. Humidity levels went way below 20 percent in peak afternoon hours along with exceptional rise in maximum temperature across India.Since last few years the experts have made it clear that Erratic snowfall and snowfall pattern and unusual warm winters are some of the characteristics of the climate change in Jammu and Kashmir.
Climate change hits the life hard and adds to woes of common masses. Already it has been made clear that different types of ecosystems and communities, especially the poor rural people, living in the mountains across the Jammu and Kashmir are among the most affected by the climate change.We need to respect the environment in order to survive on this planet.