UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) stated that a severe heat wave could hit India.
The report revealed that Global warming is likely to reach 1.5 degree Celsius, which is above pre-industrial levels, between 2030 and 2052 if it continues to increase at the same rate.
The report also stated that in the Indian subcontinent, specifically Kolkata and Karachi are among cities that could face an increase threat of heat waves.
The implications of the report will be discussed at the Katowice climate change conference in Poland in December 2018, where governments will review the Paris Agreement to tackle climate change. Being one of the largest carbon-emitting nations, India is expected to be a key player in the global event.
Limiting global warming to 1.5 degree Celsius as against two degree Celsius can reduce the number of people exposed to climate-related risks and poverty by up to several hundred million by 2050.
Due to Heat waves there will be rise in diseases like malaria and dengue, increase in poverty and adverse effects on human health.