17 Jun 2022

India’s 49C heatwave – how extreme heat became the norm

We may be enjoying the sun here in the UK, but the climate crisis is turning the heat up across the world. And it can be deadly.

This year has already seen heat records repeatedly broken.

Climate scientists say that by the end of this decade, almost all countries will experience “extreme hot” weather every other year.

In India, they have experienced the hottest March ever and temperatures there have exceeded a record breaking 49 degrees Celsius.

Staying alive in that heat without pumping more fossil fuels into the atmosphere is one of the biggest challenges facing our futures.