It has just been eight months in 2021, and what have been called "crazy weather events" have devastated the length and breadth of India.
Except, these are not "crazy weather events" but the phenomenon of climate change finally catching up with humanity.
Climate change, which has now been talked about for decades, is causing weather systems across the world to change in a manner that is destroying lives, livelihoods and in some cases, entire generations. The human cost is too high to even estimate.
Here's are some such events, spurred by climate change, that India has been witness to in 2021:
Late onset of monsoons
Excess rainfall across the country
Cyclone Yass in India's east coast
Cyclone Tauktae in India's west cost
Uttarakhand glacial floods
Himachal Pradesh cloudbrst
Uttarakhand forest fires
Himachal Pradesh landslide
Lightening death in Rajasthan
Jammu & Kashmir cloudburst
Floods in Madhya Pradesh
Floods in West Bengal
Climate scientists say that India is especially vulnerable to climate change because of its various ecologies which include rivers, coasts, mountains, deserts, semi-arid regions etc.
Here's a look at how climate change has shown itself in India this year, and how experts think this will look like in the days to come.
And if you think this is a India-specific problem, think again.
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