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A 1°C shift in faraway Indo-Pacific waters can push agriculture into a chaos. India needs to worry.

Pools of permanently warm sea across the globe are becoming warmer and are expanding. This is affecting a tropical-weather cycle called the Madden-Julian Oscillation, which could lead to poor rainfall in India and severely impact its rain-dependent agri-economy. However, the country has no plan to deal with the impending crisis.
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Global warming may lead to frequent dry spells in India, severely hampering agricultural production
For all those who keep a close watch on matters related to the environment, last week started on a solemn note, as the annual UN conference on climate change opened on the heels of the ominous emissions gap report. Two days later, the Global Climate Risk Index ranked India the fifth most vulnerable country in the world, faring worse than
to convection over the warm pool. Which is why the MJO spends a shorter time over the Indian Ocean. “We are observing this change in the MJO because of the warming and expanding of the warm pool, and its impact in every part of the world is changing,” says Koll. ( Graphics by Abdul Shafiq and Mohammad Arshad)
For all those who keep a close watch on matters related to the environment, last week started on a solemn note, as the annual UN conference on climate change opened on the heels of the ominous emissions gap report. Two days later, the Global Climate Risk Index ranked India the fifth most vulnerable country in the world, faring worse than to convection over the warm pool. Which is why the MJO spends a shorter time over the Indian Ocean. “We are observing this change in the MJO because of the warming and expanding of the warm pool, and its impact in every part of the world is changing,” says Koll. ( Graphics by Abdul Shafiq and Mohammad Arshad)

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