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There is a severe and growing #climate and #water disaster in India.
Delhi just saw its highest ever June temperature of 48C. Churu, Rajasthan saw highs of 50.8C, making it the hottest place on earth.

Hundreds of Indian villages have evacuated as historic drought forces abandonment of homes in search of water. 80% of districts in Karnataka & 72% in Maharashtra are suffering drought & crop failure. Violent conflicts are growing between the two states over shared #water.
In Beed, India clean drinking #water is gone. There’s not have enough water to wash clothes, clean dishes, or flush toilets. Hospitals are filling up with people suffering from dehydration and water-related sickness from drinking contaminated water.
Over the last 1 1/2 months, there has been a 50% rise in the # of patients suffering from water-related diseases. 20,000 villages in Maharashtra state are grappling with a severe drinking #water crisis, with no water left in 35 major dams. Rivers that feed the dams are dry.
This year’s south-west monsoon, responsible for 80% of the country’s rainfall, is projected to be delayed and smaller than normal, worsening the problem.
#climatechange #climatecrisis
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