Taking shelter from the scorching heat in Delhi Climate change makes record-breaking heatwaves in northwest India and Pakistan 100 times more likely, a Met Office study finds. The region should now expect a heatwave that exceeds the record temperatures seen in 2010 once every three years. Without climate change, such extreme temperatures would occur only once every 312 years, the Met Office says. Forecasters say temperatures in north-west India could reach new highs in the coming days. The new analysis comes as a State of the Climate report from the World Meteorological Organisation, the UN’s atmospheric science arm, warns that four key indicators of climate change set new records in 2021 – greenhouse gas concentrations, sea level rise, ocean heat and ocean acidification. The UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres described the report as “a dismal litany of humanity’s failure to tackle climate disruption.” Delhi suffers at 49C as heatwave […]