Into the fire: The alarming effects of climate change

Delhiwallas may have learnt to live with 43 degree heat, but Europe is wilting in the heat as a record heatwave continues to sweep across the northern hemisphere, causing forest fires, droughts and people to suffocate. Climate change is impacting what farmers can grow and what fishing boats can catch. As the planet gets warmer, some colder, northern regions in the world are benefiting from these changes, but the tropical and equatorial regions will be the worst hit
Curated by: Madhu Kapparath
Published: Aug 16, 2018
Into the fire: The alarming effects of climate change

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Pilgrims descend a rock face after a ceremony during the annual Qoyllurit'i (Snow and Star) festival in Ocongate, Peru. A warmer climate is melting much of the 'sacred' Qolqepunku's glaciers, and the rituals that were previously undertaken on the ice - believed to hold special healing properties - are now held on the rocky slopes. The disappearance of elements vital to a community’s beliefs, like ice, is threatening the survival of indigenous festivals like these.