Just lip service?


Hot issue: India has been hit by blistering weather in recent weeks that has caused a number of deaths during its ongoing general election. — AP

IN the heat and dust of India’s ongoing general election, one key issue seems to have been largely ignored in the competing party manifestos during political campaigning – the reasons for the country’s blistering weather and what can be done about it.

India is one of several countries in Asia that have been hit by temperatures above 40° Celsius. According to a report by the World Weather Attribution this month, climate change linked to human factors is making the lives of many residents in India and around the world miserable, especially the poor.

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