More and more climate scientists are saying that the recent extreme rainfall is a direct fallout of global warming and climate change. A German climate research institute has found that with every degree’s rise in temperature, monsoon rainfall over India will likely increase by 5%.
While India’s southern peninsula has received extreme rainfall over the last 20 days or so, the northeast region recorded a 14% deficit in the same period – i.e. between July 1 and July 23.
This is unusual too because India’s northeast is widely known for heavy rain. Watch the full video to understand what’s causing extreme rainfall in parts of India and how growing evidence of changing rainfall patterns in the northeast is pointing to climate change.