Kiran Dwivedi posted a status
Nov 4, 2022
India recorded extreme weather events on 241 of the 273 days between January 1 and September 30, 2022. This means that more than 88 per cent of the time over these nine months, the country was witnessing an extreme weather event of some sort happening in one or more of its regions.
This has emerged from a new assessment by Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) and Down To Earth magazine, released online, Nov 1, 2022
The assessment provides a comprehensive overview of the state of extreme weather in India across a major part of the year.
Along with this report, Down To Earth has also launched India’s Atlas on Weather Disasters, an online public interactive database on extreme weather events that would be updated every month
“What the country has witnessed so far in 2022 is the new abnormal in a warming world. There is a clear spike in frequency and intensity of extreme events that we are seeing,” said CSE director general Sunita Narain while releasing the report.
The report provides season-wise, month-wise and region-wise analysis of extreme weather events and their associated loss and damage. It is an attempt to build an evidence base on the frequency and expanding geography of extreme weather events in India. This is extremely important as the data that is publicly available on this subject is fragmented and fails to provide the overall picture
The models that explain the impacts of climate change are clear that extreme weather events will increase in frequency and intensity. This is what we are seeing today.
This report card is not good news. But it needs to be read so that we understand the revenge of nature that we are witnessing today and also understand that it will get worse tomorrow if we do not combat climate change at the scale that is needed

See India’s Atlas on Weather Disaster here
Read coverage of the CoP27 by CSE and Down to Earth here
India’s Atlas on Weather Disasters

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