Scientist points out adverse weather changes already here

By Don Asoka Wijewardena 

The Sri Lanka National Institute of Fundamental Studies (SLNIFS) says Sri Lanka’s climate has changed drastically over the years with heavy rains, severely hot days, heavy droughts and strong thunderstorms being common.

Senior Research Fellow SLNIFS Dr. M.C.M. Iqbal, said at a workshop on Impact of Climate Change on Water, Food and Environment recently that south-west monsoon wind patterns had changed and south-east coastal areas would get more rain from the south-west monsoon than Western Province in the future.

Dr. Iqbal said the impact of climate change had also shown that there was evidence that the Bay of Bengal was producing severer cyclones due to global warming.

The SLNIIFS had urged academics and bureaucrats to actively engage in reducing global warming by cutting down on environment pollution instead of busying themselves with signing of MOUs and attending conferences.

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