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Researchers in a study have estimated the time of the emergence of drought conditions and precipation under the impact of climate change.
What are the key findings of the study?
Mediterranean regions, southern and central South America, Australia and Northern Africa are likely to see a decrease in precipitation. In contrast, India, China, Russia and Canada are projected to see an increase in precipitation.
Due to this, Mediterranean regions, southern and central South America, Australia and Northern Africa are likely to become drought hotspots within the next 30 years.
India is currently a “drought hotspot”. But it is likely to see more precipitation (rain and snowfall) within the next 30 years. The country is likely to see a 15-30% relative increase in precipitation by 2050 under a high-emissions scenario.
By 2100, the majority of India will see a 30% relative increase in precipitation. However, drought frequency may slightly increase in northern India.
Source: The post is based on the article “More rainfall, snow in India in next 30 years: Report” published in Down To Earth on 4th July 2022.