Op-Ed Focus: Frequency of Heat Waves Increasing

By BYJU'S Exam Prep

Updated on: September 13th, 2023

Article: Frequency of heat waves increasing; we must prepare for it: experts


Now try and answer the following questions:

  1. What are heat waves? How are heat waves formed? What is the criteria for declaring heat waves in India?
  2. What is the reason behind the increase in the frequency of heat waves in India? How can this increase in frequency be linked to climate change? Elucidate with examples.
  3. There has been an increase in the extreme weather events all over the world and India. What is the reason behind it? Since India is a tropical country, there is increased likelihood of extreme weather events affecting it. How can the effects be mitigated? Suggest some innovative solutions.

Points to Ponder:

  1. What would be the impact of Trump’s executive order on the Climate agreement forged at Paris?
  2. Read about natural and manmade disasters. They are very important from exam point of view.



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