Two ends to Climate Change debate; Experts vary on impact on rain, cyclones

The topic has always been contentious, with radical movements like Extinction Rebellion at one end, and leaders like Donald Trump and Brazil's Bolsonaro, who say climate change theory is a hoax at the

Cyclone, Cyclone Amphan, rains, floods, storm

A woman tries to protect her son from heavy rain as they rush to a safer place following their evacuation from a slum area in Kolkata. Photo: Reuters

Jyoti Mukul New Delhi
Barely a fortnight after Cyclone Amphan struck the eastern and Cyclone Nisarga the western coast of India, a study by London-based Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF) on impact of climate change has downplayed the impact of climate change over a 100-year period saying that overall rains, drought and cyclones have not seen much deviations. Experts on climate science and climate change, however, do not agree with this approach and say evening out trends for large heterogeneous geographical area like India will not give a correct picture.

“The scientific evidence simply does not support the idea of any link between drought and climate change. The IPCC (the Intergovernment Panel on Climate Change) was right to express low confidence in any global-scale

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