As the monsoon sets in after a hot summer, in india, extreme weather events have begun to take a toll. While some cities like Chennai have been under extreme conditions due lack of water, other cities like Mumbai received heavy rain all in just 2-3 days.
So the answer to the above question is YES. Reports suggest that the changing climate plays a huge role in this. India’s temperatures have risen around 0.6 ℃ on an average in the last decade compared to 1950-80. The world bank estimates this will get much worse in the coming years as higher temperatures change rain patterns and other weather phenomena.
This is affecting both health and livelihoods. The impact is likely to be highest in low income agricultural communities where lack of infrastructure is an issue. Other workers get affected too with higher temperatures and severe loss of economic productivity.
These reports confirm, once again, that India needs a comprehensive plan to tackle climate change. Do you have any suggestions for that?