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Record hot 2023? El Nino may add fuel to India's climate crisis

Rain patterns in India are also expected to get altered with the return of El Niño in 2023

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The monsoon will get altered with the return of El Niño in 2023

Shreya JaiSanjeeb Mukherjee New Delhi
Planet-warming threshold of 1.5 degrees Celsius (1.5°C) is feared to be breached this year, triggering a cascading impact on India’s weather patterns, including the monsoon. A 1.5°C increase in the average Earth’s temperature is measured over a base of pre-industrial temperature. 

Rain patterns in India are also expected to get altered with the return of El Niño in 2023.

Climate scientists and meteorological agencies the world over say that El Niño will exacerbate climate change-related impact and cause the planet's temperature to briefly cross the 1.5°C warming threshold.

With El Niño set to return this year, an already warming Earth

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First Published: Jan 22 2023 | 8:44 PM IST

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