I'm Neeshad, born and bought up in the southern state of India. Over the years in my stay here I have seen the severity and absurd climate variation in and around my state and as well as whole of the country. India as all know is treasure country to explore its beauty and cultural diversity, but changing climate has already shown signs through out the country.
With over 1.2 billion people, India is deemed one of the nations most vulnerable to climate change impacts. According to the new report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), India's agricultural sector would be worst hit and moreover the rainfall variation will also hit the economy of the country. The recent cyclone in the northern states have also been of more concern, not only effected the infrastructure but also caused to increase mortality related to change in climate across the country.
With erratic and extreme monsoon, the report states that by 2030 India would face an agricultural loss of over US $7 billion, affecting income of 10 per cent of the people. But if climate resilience measures in the form adaptive strategies are implemented, 80 per cent of the losses could be averted, which shows that there still hope that we can curb this ill aftermath of climate change if we act soon. Incessant floods, triggered by monsoon, in the north-eastern states of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh, caused most of the displacement in the north of the country. Northern India was caught unawares when monsoons hit the region earlier than usual. Events that unfolded over the past three days a year back are proof of what extreme weather can cause and India is not left apart.
So the situation is same across every state in India, moreover none will be spared from the gruesome effects of climate change and poor will hit the hardest. Even though the effects are seen troublesome but remedies are to available if we act sensibly. There is hope even though despair everywhere, what we need is act together, every citizen should take the moral responsibility to fight climate change together with government and other NGO's.
Lets fight and bring a new Climate spring that will change the mindset of governments and other major cooperate power houses to divest from fossil and move towards more sustainable future.
I'm doing my bit with every possible way like using social media like Facebook, Twitter, etc. where a large number of young minds are active across the globe. The young minds like mine and others around the world should stand up, and I'm sure in near future we will make Earth a heaven to live on once again.