Unveiling the Toll: A Closer Look at India's Agriculture and Climate Impact (Part 2)
Climate change's fingerprints on Indian agriculture and the complexities of extreme weather, humidity impacts, and rising temperatures on crop productivity, farmer perceptions, and rural communities' resilience.
Climate change led erratic Monsoon and global disruptions threaten food production, experts call for self-dependency
While the country is yet to overcome the threat over food crisis, the threat over rice production is looming large with the weak start and delayed progress of the Monsoon. According to data released by the Agriculture Ministry, sowing of rice is already down by 46% as of June 24. As on July 1, area sown under rice was 43.45 lakh hectares, while in 2021 it was 59.56 lakh hectares.
As climate change escalates, compensation for its victims is unavoidable
The question in the lawsuit is simple: can RWE - a German energy company responsible for a measurable fraction of global warming to date - be held liable for the damages caused by its emissions?
Leo Barasi, Author of The Climate Majority
Rising heat, falling food security: Climate change leading to crop failure
IPCC warning that heat stress on agriculture can lead to food shortages in India has already started to come true this year, with wheat output falling 5-10% compared to last year