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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People solemnise a frog marriage in Nagpur, India, as a ritual plea to gods to bring rain. The Vidharbha region in Maharashtra is at the centre of inland regions in India that are at a far higher risk of economic losses due to rising temperatures, according to a South Asia’s Hotspots, a World Bank study. Seven of the ten major ‘hotspot’ districts mentioned in the report are in Vidharbha. The study found that nearly 600 million people in India today live in places that will become moderate or severe hotspots by 2050, when India is likely to see 2.8% drop in GDP.