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July 21 – July 27, 2021
Dear readers,

Climate change is causing extreme rainfall in Goa and Maharashtra, and erratic rains in Bihar. Meanwhile West Bengal and Bangladesh received about two million lightning strikes.

Climate change has hit the poorest in many countries, and to address this there is a need for rich countries to abandon fossil fuels like coal, says COP 26 President Alok Sharma.

On the renewable energy front, we learn about how the adoption and promotion of renewable energy in India is the need of the hour from an economic and sustainability perspective.

To make sense of these trends, join our upcoming online training programme: An Introduction to Climate Change: Science, Politics and Impacts.

CSE’s recently launched book Climate Change: Science and Politics can be bought online from the CSE store, and the e-book - State of India’s Environment 2021: In Figures is available on the DTE website.
Climate change is real: Goa received 122% above average rains from July 10-23, says IMD, 25 July 2021
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Down To Earth Climate change is real: 600-900% excess rain in many Maharashtra districts, 23 July 2021
India should use renewable energy to meet its economic growth targets, 26 July 2021
The adoption and promotion of renewable energy in India from an economic and sustainability perspective, using qualitative and quantitative frameworks and empirical data, is the need of the hour
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Bihar farmers stare at huge loss of Kharif crops due to erratic monsoon rainfall, 27 July 2021
Late transplantation of paddy crops may lead to crop yield loss of up to 50 per cent
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Double whammy for the poorest: How pollution and changing climate affect countries, 26 July 2021
Risks from toxic pollution and climate change across the world are closely intertwined, study finds
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Transboundary Bengal hotspot for lightning strikes: Report, 23 July 2021
West Bengal, along with Bangladesh, received two million on-ground lightning bolts
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