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COP25: India is the fifth-most vulnerable among 181 nations to climate change fallout
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COP25: India is the fifth-most vulnerable among 181 nations to climate change fallout

India reportedly had most (2,081) deaths in 2018 due to extreme weather events caused by climate change.

2018 sixth warmest year since 1901 in India, says IMD: 1,428 die due to harsh weather, including floods and thunderstorms
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2018 sixth warmest year since 1901 in India, says IMD: 1,428 die due to harsh weather, including floods and thunderstorms

A total of 1,428 people died due to extreme weather events in 2018, which was also the sixth warmest year since 1901, Of the 1,428 deaths recorded last year, heavy rains and subsequent flooding, dust storms, thunderstorms and lightning claimed half the lives.

Natural climate loads the dice that turns California's droughts, wildfires ugly
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Natural climate loads the dice that turns California's droughts, wildfires ugly

Human vulnerability to climate change can have a lot to do with where people choose to settle.

COP24 climate talks see pleas from small island nations for urgent climate action
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COP24 climate talks see pleas from small island nations for urgent climate action

Among pleas made for climate action plans, small islands facing the threat of oblivion express concerns.

Two-third of the world, much of India to face water scarcity, stress by 2025: Expert
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Two-third of the world, much of India to face water scarcity, stress by 2025: Expert

Organisations are working to improve sanitation, provide treated surface water at Re 1/L in response.

Climate change impacts to widen inequality gap between rural, urban India: Report
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Climate change impacts to widen inequality gap between rural, urban India: Report

200% more Indians experienced heatwaves with India facing the worst of climate change impacts: Study.

Climate change could cause thrice as many powerful storms in some regions: Study
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Climate change could cause thrice as many powerful storms in some regions: Study

Certain areas could see severe tropical storms causing more rain & large-scale flooding: Researcher.

There are at least 467 known dangers from climate change that we can expect: Study
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There are at least 467 known dangers from climate change that we can expect: Study

The climate hazards will affect rich & poor countries equally, particularly in tropical regions.

Hurricane Michael slams into Florida with terrifying winds of 155 mph; now twisting towards Georgia and Carolinas
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Hurricane Michael slams into Florida with terrifying winds of 155 mph; now twisting towards Georgia and Carolinas

Hurricane Michael is one of the most powerful storms ever to hit the U.S., and the proof is strewn across miles of Florida's coastline: Roofs and awnings peeled from buildings, pieces of homes scattered amid snapped trees and downed power lines, chunks of beaches washed away.

Supercharged overnight, Hurricane Michael menaces Florida with winds of 145mph; North Carolina declares emergency
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Supercharged overnight, Hurricane Michael menaces Florida with winds of 145mph; North Carolina declares emergency

Gaining frightening fury overnight, Hurricane Michael closed in Wednesday on the Florida Panhandle with potentially catastrophic winds of 145 mph, the most powerful storm on record ever to menace the stretch of fishing towns, military bases and spring-break beaches.

Fast and furious Hurricane Michael menaces Florida Panhandle with 110mph winds
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Fast and furious Hurricane Michael menaces Florida Panhandle with 110mph winds

A fast and furious Hurricane Michael sped toward the Florida Panhandle on Tuesday with 110 mph winds and a potential storm surge of 12 feet, giving tens of thousands of people precious little time to get out or board up.

Monster typhoon Mangkhut slams into northeastern coast of Philippines; more than 5 million people at risk
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Monster typhoon Mangkhut slams into northeastern coast of Philippines; more than 5 million people at risk

Typhoon Mangkhut slammed into the country's northeastern coast early Saturday, with witnesses saying the storm's ferocious wind and blinding rain ripped off tin roof sheets and knocked out power at the start of the onslaught.

Hurricane Florence sows fear across Carolinas, 10 million in crosshairs as monster storm takes aim with 120 mph winds
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Hurricane Florence sows fear across Carolinas, 10 million in crosshairs as monster storm takes aim with 120 mph winds

Hurricane Florence put a corridor of more than 10 million people in the crosshairs Wednesday as the monster storm closed in on the Carolinas, uncertainty over its projected path spreading worry across a widening swath of the Southeast.

Hurricane Florence spirals towards North and South Carolina; strengthens into potentially catastrophic Category 4 storm
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Hurricane Florence spirals towards North and South Carolina; strengthens into potentially catastrophic Category 4 storm

Florence rapidly strengthened into a potentially catastrophic Category 4 hurricane on Monday as it closed in on North and South Carolina, carrying winds and water that could wreak havoc over a wide stretch of the eastern United States later this week.

Marathwada Diary: Erratic weather, faulty insurance make sowing season a gamble for farmers
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Marathwada Diary: Erratic weather, faulty insurance make sowing season a gamble for farmers

After the widespread destruction caused by a hailstorm in March in Marathwada, farmers who lost lakhs worth of a good crop say erratic weather and faulty insurance have made every sowing season a gamble.

Marathwada's drought: How climate change has destroyed agriculture and ruined farmers
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Marathwada's drought: How climate change has destroyed agriculture and ruined farmers

The rise in the country’s annual temperature by 0.7 °C and erratic climatic patterns are sure to affect Marathwada's agriculture which is primarily rainfed

The story of a survivor: Chennai’s condition is reflected in Bablu Aunty's horror
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The story of a survivor: Chennai’s condition is reflected in Bablu Aunty's horror

Our colony was in waist high water. As it was raining without let up all of Tuesday night and Wednesday morning — and the waters began to enter the ground floor