Flooding in Bangladesh in 2019. Credit: UN Asia and the Pacific.
First the Heatwaves, Now the Flooding. Look to South Asia For a Reminder of Why Climate Action is So Urgent.
The extreme weather events afflicting the subcontinent, made more likely by climate change, show the need to wind down oil, gas and coal use as soon as possible, argue Basav Sen and Tejal Mankad from the People vs. Fossil Fuels coalition.
Since early spring, we have been following the heatwaves searing India and Pakistan with horror.
Anyone would be concerned watching the news reports, but for us, it’s personal. Instead of switching channel, it means checking in over WhatsApp with elderly family members back home, many of whom live alone and have been recovering from illness.