Climate change could be intensifying dust storms in India, experts say

This article discusses one impact climate change is having on India.

  • In the past couple of weeks, severe dust storms, thunderstorms and lightning have hit several parts of India, resulting in the deaths of more than 150 people and injuries to at least 300 others.
  • With the rise in global temperatures, the intensity of dust and thunderstorms is expected to increase in the future, experts say.
  • But even though dust storms and thunderstorms are a common feature in India, there has been no focused work on studying the trends related to it.

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