In Northern Hemisphere, customary to see the weather warming up around this time of the year. Hence the term mayflower. However, we are witnessing unusual events of extreme climate fluctuations that are anything but typical.
Case in point is the 120 degree (Fahrenheit) heatwave hitting the Southeast Asia. It is so brutal that the condition is “testing the limits of human survivability.” And, it is not an isolated incident.
According to Akhilesh Gupta, head of the Climate Change Program at India’s Department of Science & Technology, “the extreme events are occurring due to climate instability . . . whether it is heat, cold, floods or drought. This will occur more often” than before.
Unless one has been living under a rock, the climate instability is documented more frequent and evident. The naysayer would chalk it to mere blips in the grand scale of the earth history. But the dinosaurs probably felt the same way without the benefit of the history.
Quoting from John Maynard Keyens, “in the long run we are all dead,” the question is will we make it that far?
Shouldn’t we take climate instability more seriously?