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The Growing Threat of Climate Change in India | Vishnu Padmanabhan, Sneha Alexander, Prachi Srivastava | LiveMint

Extreme events that have an immediate impact and long-term effect of rising temperatures are endangering lives and crippling economic activity in India.  In this article, the authors cite findings from the new book by r.i.c.e.  Executive Director Dean Spears, “Air: Pollution, Climate Change and India’s Choice Between Policy and Pretence”.   In the book he asserts that a newborn exposed to a week of hot and humid environment is much less likely to survive compared to one faced with a less hostile condition.  Read more…