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The Catastrophic




Kerala Floods








Linked to Climate Change and Global Warming




In August 2018, severe floods struck the south Indian state of Kerala, due to unusually
high rainfall during the monsoon season. It was the worst flooding in Kerala in nearly a
century. In this article, Jyothi Mahalingam discusses the possible factors responsible
for this grave natural disaster and cautions that, if unchecked, human-induced climate
change would further lead to shifting forms of weather conditions globally resulting in
heavy rains, extreme heatwaves, and cold conditions. Kerala floods warn us about the
potential harm we are doing to our fragile ecosystem.
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