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July 27, 2005

One degree factor at play?

Filed under: Tech — Brij Singh @ 11:32 am

As if we needed more proof that the global weather pattern has really gone nuts in recent times. 
Monsoon rain in India’s financial hub Bombay caused the life to come to a standstill. Bombay monsoon is infamous for this reason. Every Bombayite knows that there will be couple of days in a year where he or she will be forced to stay back in the office. Everything stops – local trains and every other transport mode. I did this once when I used to work in Bombay. 

I hope situation improves quickly and people get on with their life.  Though something has to be said about this sudden change in the intensity. Part of the reason should go to  The One Degree Factor:

 

 
Dust clouds are building high over the Atlantic. An entire
population of caribou is declining, while other species are pushed to
the limits of their physical survival in the oceans. A respiratory
illness, once uncommon among children in Trinidad, is now widespread.
Amazingly, many scientists now believe these disparate phenomena may be
linked to global climate change.

This and other such extreme changes happening all over the world constitute new normal. This is not your mother nature playing it’s random dance sequence, this is very much our own creation.

Now only if we can stop screwing around with the nature.

 

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