“When the last tree is cut, the last fish is caught, and the last river is polluted; when to breathe the air is sickening, you will realize, too late, that wealth is not in bank accounts and that you can’t eat money.”—Alanis Obomsawin
The current climate crisis across the globe, poses the greatest threat to human existence. A recent paper published by climate experts at the National Centre for Climate Restoration, Australia, claims there are very high chances that the human civilization would collapse by 2050, if serious steps are not taken by governments and people, to curtail the rising temperatures. Even as the coastal states of India face the wrath of cyclones and high-speed winds, the interiors see the reverse of unquenchable water crisis.
The effects of climate change are particularly fatal in developing nations because of its high population density and ill-preparedness for such calamities. Mumbai, the commercial capital of India, has seen its worst rainfall in the past decade this year, killing at least 32 due to inundation since July 1 and thousands being forced to evacuate.