Gustnados an emerging climate crisis in Kerala

This is slightly old news, but not old enough to become irrelevant:“Gustnados/gust wind, a whirlwind-like phenomenon, is becoming an emerging concern in Kerala, inflicting heavy property damage and putting lives at risk.This year, the frequency of gustnado-related climatic events has gone up in the state drawing the urgent attention of the authorities and weather experts.Continue reading “Gustnados an emerging climate crisis in Kerala”

August 2020’s extreme weather in the US

“ August 2020 has been a devastating month across large swaths of the United States: As powerful Hurricane Laura barreled into the U.S. Gulf Coast on August 27, fires continued to blaze in California. Meanwhile, farmers are still assessing widespread damage to crops in the Midwest following an Aug. 10 “derecho,” a sudden, hurricane-force windstorm.Continue reading “August 2020’s extreme weather in the US”

Death of a Pregnant Elephant in Palakkad – some thoughts

Let me take anticipatory bail by submitting that I am not an expert on forests or wildlife. I am writing this based only on the limited knowledge I have, which a lot of people seem to lack. So, if there is any mistake here, I request readers to correct me. The report of a pregnantContinue reading “Death of a Pregnant Elephant in Palakkad – some thoughts”