Hailstorms Formation and Re-Wild Now

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Hailstorms Formation

  • Common in India.
  • During the pre-monsoon season.
  • Hailstones are produced in strong convective storms with deep clouds having large amounts of moisture.
  • A rise in frequency is worrisome.
  • During a storm, frozen droplets begin to fall but they are pushed back by a strong updraft of wind.
  • Hailstorms are formed by layers of water attaching and freezing in the cloud.
  • On becoming too heavy, hailstorms fall or when the wind updraft weakens.
  • Solid ice crystals or frozen droplets are formed in a cloud.

Re-Wild Now

  • To build a resilient, sustainable future and embrace all inhabitants.
  • Sunbirds and rosy are being welcomed as the new visitors starlings in Delhi.
  • With lakhs of lives already taken by COVID-19 pandemic it seems that the angry Mother Nature has taken control of the situation in her hands so as to bring balance in biodiversity.
  • There were sightings of animals coming out of the wild to replace humans on streets and beaches.
  • The air pollution levels declined and the rivers seems purer.
  • World Environment Day 2020, June 5 focus on celebrating biodiversity.
  • Last year of United Nations Decade on Biodiversity (2011 - 2020) .
  • Pandemic is being seen as a threat to the biodiversity crisis.
  • Opened many opportunities to look at the emergencies.

Biodiversity and Zoonosis

  • United Nations 2015 announcement says that 75 % of all emerging infectious human diseases are caused by zoonosis.
  • Zoonosis is the transmission of infections from animals to humans.
  • Zoonotic diseases like Ebola, MERS, Zika and Nipah are closely intertwined with the ecosystem health.
  • Threat to symbiotic relationship between nature and humans:
    • Biodiversity and habitat destruction
    • Illegal wildlife trade
    • Global heating
    • Noxious pollution
    • Urbanization

Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam

  • To come together.
  • Join hands to restore the degrading biodiversity.
  • don՚t need quarantined buildings or fancy cars.
  • Respecting flora and fauna.

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