Cyclone Asani to bring torrential rains in Bengal, Odisha and these regions

Cyclone Asani to bring torrential rains in Bengal, Odisha and these regions

Cyclone Asani is likely to bring heavy rains in isolated areas in Odisha, West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh from Tuesday.

The weather office announced Sunday that the storm is expected to further intensify in the next 24 hours.

Cyclone Asani will move parallel to the coast in the sea, the weather office said. Also, a deep depression in the Bay of Bengal intensified into a cyclonic storm which is moving at 16kmph in a northwest direction.

This system will remain in the form of a cyclonic storm till Sunday evening. Later it is likely to intensify into a severe cyclonic storm.

It is to be noted here that the system will continue to remain in this form till May 10 night.

A yellow warning has also been issued for rainfall in 3 districts in Odisha- Gajpati, Ganjam and Puri.

For Wednesday, heavy rainfall warning has also been issued for 5 districts- Jagatsinghpur, Puri, Khurda, Cuttack & Ganjam.

Furthermore, heavy rainfall is expected in West Bengal too on Wednesday and Thursday. The intense downpour is also likely in Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday and Wednesday.

As per the UN scientists, a plan that can potentially limit the root causes of dangerous climate change is out there.

A new report says there must be “rapid, deep and immediate” cuts in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.

Global emissions of CO2 would have to peak within three years to avert the worst impacts.

Even then, technology would be needed to suck CO2 from the skies by mid-century. The approval session saw scientists and government officials go through the report line by line; the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has published its guidance on what we can do to avoid an extremely dangerous future.

What it says?

Even if all the policies to cut carbon emissions are put in place by the end of 2020, the world will still warm by 3.2C this century.

How can we reverse this warming?

IPCC Climate Change Report
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By keeping temperatures down. It will require big changes to energy production, industry, transport, our consumption patterns among others.

As per the IPCC, to stay under 1.5C means carbon emissions from everything that we do, buy, use or eat must peak by 2025.

These should also tumble rapidly after that, reaching net-zero by the middle of this century.

Researchers believe the next few years will be critical. Because if Co2 emissions are not curbed by 2030, it will make it almost impossible to limit warming later this century.

What can help us? Solar panel and wind turbines. Making changes to our diets and lifestyles will also help us.

One of the most important aspects of the IPCC report concerns the removal of carbon dioxide from our atmosphere.

As a solution we need to do more than just having forests. To keep temperatures down will need to have more machines to remove CO2 directly from our atmosphere.

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