Lightning strikes have killed over 1,600 people in India in just one year (April 2020-March 2021). In fact, these proverbial bolts from the blue registered a massive 34 per cent increase in this period over the previous year (April 2019-March 2020).
Why are lightning strikes increasing in number, and how are so many people being felled by them? What is its connection to climate change, or to growing urbanization?
Join our webinar this Saturday to explore, understand, question and discuss this fatal phenomenon and what it means.
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|Date: July 17, 2021
34 per cent rise in lightning strikes in 2020-21 over previous years, leaving 1,697 dead: Down To Earth
|Lightning and Climate Change
|Combating Lightning and Adaptation to it’s Safety
By: Shakti Kumar
District Disaster Management Officer
District Bokaro, Jharkhand
|Lightning – the unrecognized biggest killer
By: Col Sanjay Srivastava
Climate Resilient Observing Systems Promotion Council(CROPC) Convener
|आकाशीय आपदा का जमीनी सच
|Lightning strikes linked to climate change: 1,697 killed in a year in India
|'Andhra Pradesh lightning strikes were not record breaking'
|What caused 41,000 lightning strikes across India on April 16?
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Lightning Resilient India Campaign and Head,
Climate Resilient Observing Systems Promotion Council (CROPC),
|SUNIL D PAWAR
Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology,
District Disaster Management Officer,
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