Nearly 150,000 Indians have died in the past 51 years because of extreme weather

  • India has the second-highest number of deaths from climate-related disasters in Asia, with nearly 150,000 deaths in the past 51 years. The most common type of disaster is flooding, followed by cyclones, droughts, and heat waves.
  • Climate change is making extreme weather events more frequent and intense, and India is particularly vulnerable. Governments need to take action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and invest in adaptation measures.
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