Climate Change Tracker: Why did the locust swarm come to India? -Bibek Bhattacharya

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published Published on May 28, 2020   modified Modified on Jun 2, 2020

Global warming, winter storms in the Arabian peninsula and pre-monsoon rains, all played a part

As readers of this column will know, I host a weekly podcast called the Mint Climate Change Tracker which looks at the challenges posed by a rapidly heating planet. The second season began on 15 May with a new focus. Each episode now features an expert who helps demystify issues related to national and global conversations on climate change.

Last week, I interviewed Shloka Nath of the India Climate Collaborative on the importance of teamwork when it comes to tackling the climate crisis. This week—each new episode is released every Friday afternoon—my guest is climate scientist Roxy Mathew Koll, who helps me understand just how cyclone Amphan’s overnight intensification into a supercyclone could be attributed to climate change.

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