Deluge and response

The floods in Mumbai and Texas show that both India and the US are underdeveloped in disaster response and preparedness

By: Vijeta Rattani

CLIMATE CHANGE is increasing the frequency and intensity of extreme weather events around the world, sparing no country. Research from the Washington-based National Climate Assessment establishes a direct link between a warmer climate and heavier downpours: hotter air can hold more moisture, meaning there’s more water available “for storms to wring out of the atmosphere”.

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