The Indian Institute of Science along with IIT Mandi and IIT Guwahati has conducted a study that showed that nearly all the states of our country are vulnerable to climate change. Out of the 612 districts in our nation, 100 of them would be the most affected. According to the IPCC report, the temperature globally would rise to 1.1 degrees Celsius in the next two decades. As predicted, the seasonal impact would be severe, as for monsoon, rains would be erratic, droughts and floods would be more frequent and sea levels would soon rise.
Tropical cyclones may also increase in number. With the increase of carbon dioxide content in the oceans, seawater may become more acidic. The two-degree rise in global temperatures may come earlier than expected. It may have a huge impact on India, especially on agriculture, health, and water security. Rapid access to information is needed to protect lives and livelihood and the use of science, technology, and innovation is key to fight climate change problems.