The Heat discusses the Indian heatwave

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An unprecedented heatwave in India lead to thousands of deaths.

Temperatures in India have risen steadily over the past 30 years with New Delhi breaking a long-standing record hitting nearly 48 degrees Celsius earlier this month. That’s almost 120 degrees Fahrenheit. Add to that a lighter than normal monsoon season, dry riverbeds, deforestation and the fact that India is the world’s third-largest emitter of greenhouse gases. As one risk agency warned, India could experience “some of the most significant global increases in heat stress as a result of climate change over the next 30 years.”
CCTV’s Shweta Bajaj filed this report from New Delhi.

The Heat discusses the Indian heatwave 1

The Heat discusses the Indian heatwave 1

Temperatures in India have risen steadily over the past 30 years with New Delhi breaking a long-standing record hitting nearly 48 degrees Celsius earlier this month. That's almost 120 degrees Fahrenheit. Add to that a lighter than normal monsoon season, dry riverbeds, deforestation and the fact that India is the world's third-largest emitter of greenhouse gases. As one risk agency warned, India could experience "some of the most significant global increases in heat stress as a result of climate change over the next 30 years." CCTV's Shweta Bajaj filed this report from New Delhi.


Source: World Resources Institute – CAIT Climate Explorer

Scientists with the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration say that greenhouse gas emissions between 2012 and 2014 were the highest ever recorded over three consecutive years. Meanwhile, the International Energy Agency reports that emissions stalled last year, remaining at the same level as 2013. To help us sort out what it all means for global climate CCTV America spoke to following guests:

  • Wang Tao. He’s a Resident Scholar at the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy in Beijing.
  • Manish Bapna of the World Resources Institute.
  • Nick Nuttall. He’s the Head of Communications and Outreach for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
The Heat discusses the Indian heatwave 2

The Heat discusses the Indian heatwave 2

Scientists with the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration say that greenhouse gas emissions between 2012 and 2014 were the highest ever recorded over three consecutive years. Meanwhile, the International Energy Agency reports that emissions stalled last year, remaining at the same level as 2013. To help us sort out what it all means for global climate CCTV America spoke to following guests: Wang Tao. He's a Resident Scholar at the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy in Beijing. Manish Bapna of the World Resources Institute. Nick Nuttall. He's the Head of Communications and Outreach for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

The Heat discusses the Indian heatwave 3

The Heat discusses the Indian heatwave 3

Scientists with the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration say that greenhouse gas emissions between 2012 and 2014 were the highest ever recorded over three consecutive years. Meanwhile, the International Energy Agency reports that emissions stalled last year, remaining at the same level as 2013. To help us sort out what it all means for global climate CCTV America spoke to following guests: Wang Tao. He's a Resident Scholar at the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy in Beijing. Manish Bapna of the World Resources Institute. Nick Nuttall. He's the Head of Communications and Outreach for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change