Climate Change in India
Date : September – October 2008
With flooded roads, reduced access to services and slow trade, urban India too has come to a grinding halt on many occasions. Does it amount to climate change in India? Or it is just an aberration in the climate cycle and at the most a temporary phenomenon? Are we more vulnerable to floods as we have seen in Bihar, Orissa, Assam and other places? How fragile are our coasts? How wet will India’s arid areas become? Climate scientists in India have been undertaking extensive research on many such issues. The focus is on findings and trends perceptible over a time frame that point with confidence towards erratic climatic behaviours.