24 May 2022

India and Pakistan heatwave 30 times more likely due to climate change, study finds

Chief Correspondent

The devastating heatwave in India and Pakistan was made 30 times more likely because of climate change, according to scientists.

And as the number of extreme weather events rises with alarming rapidity – new research shows that it’s not enough to cut harmful carbon dioxide emissions.

Instead – it warns – nations must tackle other pollutants like methane and nitrous oxide – if we are to keep global temperatures under control.

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