From an apt mix of heat and water paving the way for new life forms to this present state of global warming, human needs and technology have consistently given the earth an increasingly deadly makeover ever since we started rolling the first wheel. Are we drawing our doom closer?
Mumbai Monsoon Madness
Although many fingers were pointed at Bombay Municipal Corporation for bad maintenance of sewage lines, it is unlikely that any amount of preparation could’ve helped on July 26 ’05. 37.2 inches of rain, all in a matter of 24 hours, brought the entire city and other parts of Maharashtra to a standstill. Such was the magnitude of the downpour that parts of Bengalooru and Rajasthan too were affected. Pune based Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology did a study and found out that although the average rainfall in India remained pretty similar, rainfall patterns have changed drastically over a period of around 50 years. It showed increase in heavy rain events and its frequency and a decrease in moderate events, especially in central India.
For Complete IIPM Article, Click on IIPM Article
Source : IIPM Editorial, 2007
An IIPM and Professor Arindam Chaudhuri (Renowned Management Guru and Economist) Initiative