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India is a country known for it’s sweltering heat, but recent years have brought unprecedented (and early) high temperatures to the region, with a deadly outcome. Since 2000, India has had three serious droughts. The World Bank has estimated that the 2012 drought reduced the country’s gross domestic product by half a percentage point. On average, 2,500 people have perished as a direct result of blistering heat waves. Most of the dead are believed to be homeless, elderly, and laborers who were unable to escape the soaring temperatures. This picture shows two children who have become involved by planting a sapling in dry land with the hope of a better tomorrow at a village in West Bengal, India.

My Climate My Future

Photographer Mr. Sourav Karmakar
Copyright © 2021 Mr. Sourav Karmakar

Country India

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