India saw natural disasters almost every day in first 9 months of 2022: CSE report

Source: The post is based on the article “India saw natural disasters almost every day in first 9 months of 2022: CSE report” published in DTE on 1st November 2022. 

What is the News? 

According to a report by the Delhi-based non-profit organization Centre for Science(CSE), India saw natural disasters almost every day in the first 9 months of 2022. 

What are the key findings of the report? 

India recorded extreme weather events on 242 of the 273 days from January 1 through September 30, 2022. These include heatwaves, cold waves, cyclones, lightning, heavy rainfall, floods and landslides. 

Worst Hit: Madhya Pradesh was the worst hit, with one event every second day. 

Loss and Damage: The number of deaths due to these events was the highest in Himachal Pradesh. Assam reported the highest number of damaged houses and animal deaths. 

Note: The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change(UNFCCC) in its working definition of loss and damage says that it is “negative effects of climate variability and climate change that people have not been able to cope with or adapt to”.  

Region-wise: Central and north-western India reported the highest number of days with extreme weather events. 

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