Scientists say there are more to come – and worse – as the Earth's atmosphere continues to warm through the next decade and beyond.
Since late April, the Kochuthara colony has been flooded several times intermittently. Every time, a flood occurs, the area remains submerged for days. In many other villages of Kuttanad, the story sounds similar.
At the upcoming climate conference COP-26, to be held in Glasgow from October 31 to November 12, developing countries like India are expected to demand that developed nations ramp up and deliver climate finance timely.
A study published by the University of California in the journal "Nature Climate Change" has warned that climate change would cause extremely severe disasters in the south Indian states, including Kerala.