India’s monsoons have always arrived with fury. But the scenes of death and destruction playing out in the country are yet another reminder of the urgency of climate change, experts say. A warming climate means extreme rainfall in many parts of the world, scientists have said.
In the last few months, India, a nation of 1.4 billion people, has experienced two powerful cyclones and deadly floods in the Himalayas. It has also suffered through extreme temperatures, including a heat wave that killed thousands of people.
Singh, Karan Deep. 2021. "Scores Die in India as Monsoon Rains Swamp Towns and Send Boulders Tumbling" The New York Times. July 26, 2021