What is Climate Change & What is Cyclone Fani
The term “climate change” is often used to refer specifically to anthropogenic climate change. It can be defined as the long term climate variation due to the ascending of the average surface temperature on the Earth for at least a few decades, and maybe for millions of years. It is a phenomenon that affects the regional and global climate.
Climate Change is one of the environmental issues that challenge the future of human life on Earth.
Global Warming Vs Climate Change
We often use global warming and climate change as synonyms, but there is much difference between both the terms. Global warming is an increase in the average temperature of the earth’s atmosphere, whereas climate change is a result of global warming.
What causes climate change?
The primary factor that causes climate change is the burning of fossil fuel, which emits carbon dioxide and another greenhouse into the air. Deforestation is also one the factor in climate change because it contributes to the proliferation of greenhouse gases. The solar energy determines the equilibrium of the climate and temperature on the Earth. This energy distributed around the Earth by winds, ocean currents, and other mechanisms affects the region as well as the global climate. If the flow of energy gets disturbed for at least a few decades, and maybe for millions of years due to the emission of greenhouse gases, then it will disturb the equilibrium of temperature and climate and finally, the issues like climate change arises.
What is Cyclone Fani?
A cyclone named Fani is a massive cyclonic formation over the south of Bay of Bengal which is expected to make landfall in Tamil Nadu, Kerala, and Andhra Pradesh. Do you know the low-pressure belt of cyclone forms in Sri Lanka and then from there it turns north-west towards the southern Indian states. According to Mahesh Palawat, who works at Skymet Weather, this cyclone may cause hot winds from the northeast and are expected to blow over Mumbai and adjoining areas in Maharashtra. Also, dust storms may likely to occur in Rajasthan as an impact; heat wave in Madhya Pradesh could follow.
The speed of the wind is expected to blow at 115 km/hour over southwest Bay of Bengal, off Sri Lanka, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry coasts on 29 April. Let us tell you that last year, Occhi Cyclone hit parts of Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and Sri Lanka. In Kerala that time around 80 fishermen was killed and around 140 people were reported missing. In November 2018, cyclone Gaja also made landfall in Nagapattinam’s Vedaranyam block and killed around 46 people.
Cyclone Fani pronounced as Foni name was suggested by Bangladesh. It means ‘Snake’ or ‘hood of a snake’. Even the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) has a well-defined process to select the name of each cyclone.