Delhi Heatwave: 11-Yr Old Climate Activist Pleads CM To Shut Down Schools & Revive Aravalli

by Shreya Rathod
Delhi Heatwave: 11-Yr Old Climate Activist Pleads CM To Shut Down Schools & Revive Aravalli

All of us have a love-hate relationship with the summer season. As children, we waited for our summer holidays. India has hot and dry weather that causes temperatures to reach 41 degrees Celsius in the daytime. However, this time, conditions are different. The rising temperatures and global warming have given rise to heatwaves — a period of excessive heat and humidity. An 11-year-old climate activist has tweeted to Delhi Chief Minister Aravind Kejriwal to shut down schools due to this heatwave!

Climate Activist Asks Delhi CM To Shut Schools!

Delhi’s climate is not feasible for its residents. In fact, according to a recent study by Cambridge University researchers, over 90% of India is in the “danger zone” for heatwave impacts, especially Delhi! To shed light on the matter, an 11-year-old climate activist Licypriya Kangujam has tweeted to the Delhi CM.

According to her tweet, Delhi’s current climate is not suitable for anyone, especially children. She has asked him to shut down schools before children face the negative effects of this extreme heat. Moreover, she states that the city needs more green spaces and suggests revival of the Aravalli forest. This will act as a green wall and help lower the temperature. She also reminds him that there is a need for a permanent solution.

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India’s Heatwave Situation

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India is among the nations that are most exposed to heat. Events involving hot days and nights have increased dramatically. And by 2050, such events are expected to multiply by two to four. Additionally, it is expected that heatwaves would occur more frequently and for longer durations.

In three states, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh and Bihar, the weather service has issued an orange alert due to dangerously high temperatures. According to it, people who are working for longer hours and are exposed to heat are at higher risk of heat illness. In addition, they predicted that portions of four other states—Jharkhand, Sikkim, Uttar Pradesh and Orissa —will likely experience heatwave conditions as what may turn out to be a more challenging summer than typical takes hold nationwide.

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This is the current state of summer in India!

Cover Image Courtesy: Licypriya Kangujam/ Instagram