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Symptoms of climate change are real

Mitigation policies should include adaptation measures

Delhi traffic, Gurugram, Traffic, rainfall
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Commuters wade through the waterlogged Delhi-Gurugram Expressway and its service road after rainfall, in Gurugram (Photo: PTI)

Business Standard Editorial Comment Mumbai
The resurgence of the monsoon at a time when it should normally have retreated from the north-west and the development of new rain-bearing systems in the oceans as the harbingers of more rain in the weeks to come are being viewed as clear symptoms of climate change. The meteorological studies have also confirmed that the schedule of the monsoon’s onset and withdrawal, as also the frequency of long dry spells and short bouts of intensive rain, has undergone a noticeable change. In fact, a significant rise in the incidence of heavy downpours and pre-monsoon heat waves in the Himalayan region

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First Published: Sep 27 2022 | 10:05 PM IST

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