A critique of Is a Signature of Socio-economic Impact written on the Climate?

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(Review Paper) Cited in A critique of Is a Signature of Socio-economic Impact written on the Climate?

Points Made[edit | edit source]

In 1996, Hingane compared two industrialized cites with two non-industrialized cities. This lead to the conclusion that the more industrialized cities with higher population levels had a higher surface temperature compared to the small non-industrialized towns.[1]

Methods[edit | edit source]

In 1996 Hingane used some mean temperature data from Mumbai and Kolkata, which are two of the most industrialized cities in India. He then collected the mean temperature data from Ratnagiri and Sagar Island which are two non industrialized towns. The mean data was collected from the cities and towns meteorological data base. After the data that was collected, they extrapolated this data to get a calculation for a hundred years. He then compared the two industrialized cities with the two non industrialized towns[1]

Results[edit | edit source]

When comparing the temperature and meteorological data from two of India’s largest cities, Higane concluded that a direct correlation can be made between population and temperature. As displayed in the graph, as the population in industrialized cities increases, so does the surface temperature.[1]

The decreasing amount of tropical rainfall due to intense deforestation is also shown in this study

Bombay and Calcutta are both highly industrialized and densely populated areas. Both cities had a population of under one million at the beginning of the 20th century, and both cities had grown to 10 million at the time this study was conducted. The industrial activities performed by these two cities such as: Textile, polyfibre, oil refineries, chemicals, fertilizers, thermal power, steel, machine tools, and automobiles, result in the mechanisms that change the temperature of the atmosphere's earth. The temperature of both industrialized cities have shown to have increased.[1]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Hingane, L.S. (1996Is a Signature of Socio-economic Impact written on the Climate? Climate Change, 32, 91-102. http://library.mtroyal.ca:2088/content/r102555w523423m8/