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The Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy (CSTEP)—a Bengaluru-based think tank—has published the Climate Atlas of India: District-Level Analysis of Historical and Projected Climate Change Scenarios. The report summarises the findings from CSTEP’s historical climate analysis and future climate projections at a district level for the 28 states of India (excluding union territories), published as regional reports in 2022.
The short-term period from 2021 to 2050 (the 2030s) has been compared with the climate of the near past historical period from 1990 to 2019 at a district level.
Climate change projections have been done for two Representative Concentration Pathways (RCP) or climate scenarios, namely RCP 4.5 (moderate emissions scenario) and RCP 8.5 (high emissions scenario).
Historical trends in summer (March to May) and winter (December to February) minimum temperatures and the kharif (June to September) season rainfall from 1990 to 2019 are presented in the report. Future trends in temperature, rainfall, and extreme events for the 2030s as change compared to the historical period for RCP 4.5 and RCP 8.5 scenarios are also available in the report.

Read the full report here.

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