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Deadly heat waves will destroy India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh if our current rate of climate change keeps pace

Deadly heat waves will destroy India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh if our current rate of climate change keeps pace

If you are excited by the recurring monsoon showers in India and thanking the rain god, be warned.  If the scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) are to be believed, almost the whole of South Asia, including the northern part of India would be uninhabitable, thanks to climate change.

If this rate of climate change keeps in pace, deadly heat waves will destroy India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.

The scientists have warned that in next few decades, key agricultural areas in the Indus and Ganges river basins will be affected, which will result in reduced crop yields and famine.

“Climate change is not an abstract concept…

 

‘This Is Too Much for Us’: Sierra Leone Deluged by Mud and Grief

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The Kaikai family’s home was destroyed on Monday by a mudslide in Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone. Credit Jane Hahn for The New York Times

The bodies floated down the streets and piled up at the morgue, where the coroners struggled to find room for all of the dead.

An already devastating flood the day before produced even more anguish on Tuesday in Sierra Leone as residents of Freetown, the capital, dug through the mud in search of missing family members.

The Red Cross said hundreds of people had been killed and 600 were missing after torrential rains early Monday caused mudslides and transformed city streets into fast-moving rivers of muddy water, washing away everything in their path.

One worker at the city’s morgue, who was not authorized to speak to reporters, said he had seen as many as 400 bodies there.

Residents of the poor communities built into the capital…

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