Storms are the new normal

The fact is that the storms of this year hold a mirror to our future


Sunita Narain
Over 50 storms in 16 states of India have killed more than 500 people and destroyed acres of crops in two months — April to May this year. This is not normal. Or is this the new normal?

The fact is that these storms are the warning signals of what is going wrong in our world. First, the storms are the result of our mismanagement — of water and of land — that ensures that there is more desertification and more dust to be raised and swept with the furious winds. It is also about our sheer inability to get our weather-forecasting system geared up and operational for the new normal — the normal where natural weather variability will combine with
Disclaimer: These are personal views of the writer. They do not necessarily reflect the opinion of or the Business Standard newspaper

First Published: Jun 18 2018 | 06:57 AM IST

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