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To Beat the Heat, A Monkey Grabs Cola Bottle In Delhi Ridge

To Beat the Heat, A Monkey Grabs Cola Bottle In Delhi Ridge

Green Lens
The Delhi summer this year is harsh and a warming climate is leading to each passing year becoming hotter than the one immediately preceding it. Amidst the Delhi heat, we find a monkey grabbing on to a cola bottle inside the North Delhi (Kamala Nehru) Ridge. Monkeys have long been known to imitate man, but this is not an imitation we would like our primate friend to exhibit.
It’s Now Official: The Ongoing Killer Heat Wave is Indeed Climate Change

It’s Now Official: The Ongoing Killer Heat Wave is Indeed Climate Change

Green Alert
Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Earth Sciences in the Government of India, has confirmed what environmentalists have been warning since over a decade. While dedicating the country’s high performance computing (HPC) facility –named Bhaskara at National Centre for Medium Range Forecasting in NOIDA, the Minister cautioned against complacency towards climate change. Further, he described the ongoing extreme heat situation and back-to-back deficient monsoon phenomenon as manifestations of climate change. "I am a man of science and cannot be blind to the fact that both the south-west and north-east monsoons failed in 2014. For 2015, today the IMD’s prediction of an overall 93 percent probability of a weak monsoon is a worrying cause for all of us," Dr. Harsh Vardhan cautioned.
Burning Delhi Awaits the Delayed South-West Monsoon

Burning Delhi Awaits the Delayed South-West Monsoon

Articles
Delhi normally receives the monsoon rain between June 28 and July 1. There is still an entire week to go and the heat in the capital is at its peak. There is also unusual local heating in certain parts of the city which is largely owing to the construction activity as well as removal and dislocation of some of the green cover. The use and sale of ACs is high and mineral bottles are selling also because they are an easy access to cold water. The effect of the scorching effect has also added considerable pressure on the city's water supply as several areas are getting only intermittent supply of water. Water bodies such as Sultanpur National Park are already making headlines owing to water shortage. The highest maximum temperature recorded in the last 24 hours was recorded at Sri Gan...

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