What is the relation of the scorching heat with the loss of jobs, will 8 crore jobs be lost in 7 years due to heatwave
Heatwave and Layoffs: Due to the rains in the last week and the beginning of this week, before the weather changed its course, suddenly the heat started increasing. At the same time, the Indian Meteorological Department estimates that this year heat wave will scorch people. Not only this, the scorching hot winds will also have a bad effect on animals and forests. Due to this, there is a possibility of causing a lot of damage to the environment. Along with IMD, the World Bank has also issued a serious warning regarding the scorching heat.
The World Bank says that the continuous increase in temperature will have a very bad effect on normal life not only this year but for the next several years. Due to this, clouds of crisis will hover over human life in many ways. The World Bank report ‘Climate Investment Opportunity in India’s Cooling Sector’ states that rising temperature and climate change will bring a double threat to human life.
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The Meteorological Department has predicted that this year also the heat waves will affect the common life badly.
how fast the weather is changing
Meteorologists had issued a warning in March 2022 itself that there would be a severe heat wave in the country this year. The same happened and scorching heat scorched people all over the country. Even in February 2023, the weather suddenly changed and people started feeling June-July in mild cold weather. The Meteorological Department said that in the last 17 years, the month of February was the hottest this year. Now the Meteorological Department has again predicted that this year also the heat waves will affect the common life badly.
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what does this have to do with job loss
The World Bank has said on one side in its report that this year the heat waves will have a bad effect on the health of the people. So on the other hand, it has been clearly said that due to blowing of hot winds, productivity will also be affected. Decrease in productivity will affect employment. Along with this, it has been said in the report that due to the ever-increasing hot summer months, 80 million people worldwide may lose their jobs in a separate 7 years i.e. by the year 2030. The frightening estimate is that due to the worsening weather patterns, 30 million of these jobs will be lost in India alone.
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According to the Indian Meteorological Department, the scorching heat will have a very bad effect on water, forest, land and common life.
Impact on water, forest, land and life
The Indian Meteorological Department estimates that this year too there will be a severe heat wave across the country. Not only this, this series will increase year after year. The ever-increasing heat is sure to have a direct impact on you and our lives. The scorching heat will have a very bad effect on water, forest, land and common life. In February this year, the maximum temperature had gone above 33 degree Celsius. Not only this, there were 6 days in February 2023 when the maximum temperature was recorded at 30 degree Celsius. Not only in Delhi, Rajasthan, Haryana but in many states including Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Punjab, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, people felt the heat of May-June during February.
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What to do to deal with the scorching heat?
According to the continuous rising heat for the past few years and the estimates being made for the coming years, now people should make preparations to deal with the high temperature. According to the Indian Meteorological Department, this time in April-May itself, hot winds are expected to blow like June and July. Now the question is, why was it so hot in February this year? On this, the Meteorological Department says that this time the Western Disturbance remained absent. For this reason, tremendous heat was felt in February itself. Let us inform that it rains only due to western disturbance and the weather remains pleasant. Western Disturbance rains clouds without monsoon.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : March 22, 2023, 13:14 IST