In 2018 and now, media outlets (I saw BBC at the very least) are quick to diagnose (without citing or quoting of course) this as a result of urbanization in Kerala. While it may be part of the link in a cascade of events, it is definitely not the primary cause. Unprecidented due to is my interpretation.

High time for me to read this article in detail...

> The 2018 : a climate change perspective.

doi.org/10.1007/s00382-020-051

> “Past climates are currently under-utilized in model development. If your model can simulate past climates accurately, it is likely it will be more skillful at predicting future scenarios," said Nav Sagoo, paper author and researcher at the Department of Meteorology at Stockholm University.

misu.su.se/past-is-key-to-pred

Astro 

An intermediate sized black-hole.

BHs of mass 10^2–10^5  M⊙, more massive than stellar mass BHs and lighter than supermassive BHs (SMBHs), are traditionally designated IMBHs. A conclusive observation of these objects has thus far remained elusive, despite indirect evidence.

GW190521: A Binary Black Hole Merger with a Total Mass of 150  M⊙ (solar mass).
doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.12

P.S.: The paper has two software citations, inc. 😄

Social Media Ethics for the Meteorologist, Mulvey et al.
Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc. (2020)
doi.org/10.1175/BAMS-D-19-0226

... avoid the three “A’s”—admonish, advise, or apologize—because these characteristics will only invite additional and perhaps harsher responses. If you are wrong, admit it, but do not apologize for expressing your well-thought-out post. Responses, if deemed necessary, should be well thought-out but rapid, brief, informative, friendly, and firm.

: Five Lessons from COVID‑19 for Advancing Climate Change Mitigation

doi.org/10.1007/s10640-020-004

⭐ Delay is Costly, So Make Mitigation a Priority, Now
⭐ Find Ways to Get Citizens on Board
⭐ Inequality Can Lead to Worse Outcomes
⭐ Global Problems Necessitate (Global) Collaboration
⭐ Scientific Policy Advice is Never Value‑Free

It is an interesting read and a likely future for researchers working on natural sciences in the days to come.

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