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28 January 2021 WEF ranks infectious diseases as the worldââ... The Financial Express
26 January 2021 India seventh on index of countries impacted ... Indian Express
31 December 2020 India faced 2 of 10 most costly climate disas... Business Standard
15 December 2020 Over 75% districts hotspots of extreme weathe... Indian Express
4 November 2020 India doing well on climate change; on path t... Business Standard

Over 75% districts hotspots of extreme weather events, finds study
Indian Express, 15 December 2020

Over 75% districts in India, home to more than 63.8 crore people, are hotspots of extreme climate events such as cyclones, floods, droughts, heat and cold waves, according to the study Preparing India for Extreme Climate Events by the Council on Energy, Environment and Water. This is the first time that extreme weather event hotspots in the country have been mapped. The study found that in the last 50 years, the frequency of flood events increased almost eight times. Events associated with floods such as landslides, heavy rainfall, hailstorms, thunderstorms, and cloudbursts increased by over 20 times. The study found that over 9.7 crore people are currently exposed to extreme floods in India.   Read full story...

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