The authors in this paper present a factual and a brief review of the extreme weather events that occurred in India during the last 100 years (1991-2004). The socio-economic impacts of the extreme weather events such as floods, droughts, cyclones, hail storm, thunderstorm, heat and cold waves have been increasing due to large growth of population and its migration towards urban

India being mainly an agricultural country the economy and further its growth purely depends on the vagaries of the weather and in particular the extreme weather events. The information on extreme weather events lie scattered in the scientific and technical papers and in the research work of many authors and if put together will help the research community for further analysis.

Briefing paper on climate change for members of Parliament by Anil Agarwal - Calling upon policy makers to recognise India's stake in the international climate change negotiations.

How should India and other countries adapt their agricultural practices to a changing climate? In a new film, researchers explain how they go about in the ClimaAdapt project when developing new rice growing technologies and undertaking capacity building of farmers.

There is growing consensus among the world’s scientific community that our climate is changing. Countries in the tropics and sub-tropics are particularly vulnerable as extreme weather conditions pose a serious threat to their food security. For India, the rapidly growing economy, climate change and variability may have a negative impact on the well-being of a steadily increasing population, of which the vast majority reside in rural areas and are highly dependent on natural resources for their food, shelter and income.

What to expect from Warsaw COP - World is suffering because of extreme weather events, COP 19 at Warsaw must address this issue: Chandra Bhushan, Deputy Director General, Centre for Science and Environment.

17 Dec 2012

cop18The Doha climate conference stretched beyond deadline but ended in what can best be described a nail-biting finish.

30 Oct 2012

I start this blog on climate politics as tropical superstorm Sandy expends its fury on the eastern coast of the US. The satellite imagery shows the movement of the gathering storm as it builds and breaks over land, bringing with it massive destruction and massive upheaval in the wealthiest and most powerful nation of the world.

Extreme Weather Events: A selection of resources

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