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Climate change is no longer a topic for debate in yet another country. Temperatures in parts of India have reached 123F as part of a drought that has left 35 major dams empty with over a thousand dams with less than 8%. A pair of states have eight million farmers with struggling farms. That’s bad enough for the farmers and also affects the people they’d normally feed. Even the monsoon isn’t expected to create a solution as it, too, has changed with expectations that it will be smaller and later than ‘usual’.

“40% of India’s population will have no access to drinking water by 2030” – The Guardian

This is the situation in 2019. There’s little expectation that climate change will stop or reverse within decades. The secondmost populated country (1.3B) may become a source of mass migration – at best.

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