May 1972 Heatwave In India

On May 23, 1972, 135 degree temperatures were reported in India and three hundred deaths were blamed on the heat.

23 May 1972 – INDIA Heatwave kills 300 – Trove

Climate experts sent a letter to President Nixon warning of a new ice age.


Now experts say heatwaves in India are caused by global warming and are only going to get worse.

A heat wave is hitting India and Pakistan. Climate change means it’s only going to get worse.

April through June are the hottest months in India.

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11 Responses to May 1972 Heatwave In India

  1. Ulric Lyons says:

    The total number of heatwave deaths in India from 1991 to 2020 is less than the number of deaths in the European heatwave of 2003.

  2. LJones says:

    Half a century and these “scientists” are still grasping at straws, looking for funding.

  3. arn says:

    Here is a recent quote from MSNBC – Donny Deutsch

    ” We don’t have the economy on our side as democrats,
    so you have to scare the bejesus out of people”

    If we replace economy with science,climate,covid,russia or weather events in india ,we may understand the MO behind all of this.

  4. JFord says:

    Luckily, it’s one thing Nixon was too busy to screw with.

    • Richard says:

      WTF does Nixon have to do with US economy or GW scam?

      • wbrowning says:

        Must be the grandson of Gerald Ford, most inept Republican President ever. Couldn’t win the presidency on his own, losing to arguably the worst President of the 20th century.

  5. Oliver Milatovic says:

    High (and low) temperature records are nothing new. In India, April and May, known as pre-monsoon season, are typically the hottest months of the year when the region bakes endlessly. This heat wave is entirely a weather pattern issue, not a climate issue.

    The pressure pattern associated with La Niña conditions, which are currently presiding over the Pacific, has persisted longer than expected. The sea surface temperatures over the east and central Pacific Ocean become cooler-than-average during La Niña. This affects the trade winds flowing over the ocean surface through change in wind stress.

    The trade winds carry this weather disturbance elsewhere and affect large parts of the world. In India, the phenomenon is mostly associated with wet and cold winters. Therefore, the current effect of La Niña is completely unexpected.

    La Niña produced a north-south pressure pattern over India as expected during the last winter but it seems to be persisting in some form. The weird dust storm, the early deep depressions, one of which threatened to form a cyclone and the heatwaves are all part of this weird persistence.

  6. MGJ says:

    When I see journalists (I use the term loosely) trotting out hackneyed phrases such as “its only going to get worse”, I wonder whether they have it available in a pallet or a keyboard shortcut. It seems to have become a real favourite.

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