New Delhi: On average, about eight people die daily due to adverse weather-related incidents in India. The highest number of deaths were caused due to heavy rains, lightning, heatwave, thunderstorm, cold wave, and dust storms. This has been revealed by the number of deaths from 2010 to mid-2021 due to adverse weather events compiled by the India Meteorological Department.
It says, "32,043 people died in the last eleven and a half years due to adverse weather events. On average, about eight people are dying every day. The latest report on climate change published by the Ministry of Earth Sciences states that India has seen an increase in average temperature since the middle of the twentieth century, a decrease in monsoon rains, adverse temperature and rainfall cases, drought, and sea-level rise.
At the same time, it has been stated that the intensity of severe cyclones has increased, and very compelling scientific evidence of human activities being found behind these changes in the regional climate. According to the report, "Human-induced climate change is likely to continue at the same pace in the 21st century.'' According to data compiled by the Meteorological Department, 13,303 people died from 2010 to mid-2021 due to conditions caused by the highest rainfall, while 6,495 died due to heatwave and 2,489 due to cold waves.