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Chennai rains a result of global warming: Experts

PTI
Published : Dec 3, 2015, 3:03 am IST
Updated : Dec 3, 2015, 3:03 am IST

With torrential rains in Chennai disrupting normal life, Indian environment experts attending the Paris climate change summit on Wednesday said the downpour in the city was an outcome of global warmin

people move to safer places in flood-hit Nandambakkam, near Chennai. (Photo: EK Sanjay)
 people move to safer places in flood-hit Nandambakkam, near Chennai. (Photo: EK Sanjay)

With torrential rains in Chennai disrupting normal life, Indian environment experts attending the Paris climate change summit on Wednesday said the downpour in the city was an outcome of global warming. “We are now experiencing the full blown impacts of climate change. The extreme rainfalls that Chennai is experiencing is a direct outcome of our ever warming planet,” said Chandra Bhushan, deputy director-general of Delhi-based Centre for Science and Environment. “The global average temperature has increased by less than 1 degrees. Think what will happen at 2 degree temperature increase,” he said.

Torrential rains have pounded several parts of Chennai and its suburbs along with Puducherry, triggering a deluge that has completely disrupted normal life as Army was deployed in two suburban areas to undertake rescue on a war-footing.

Harjeet Singh of Action Aid India, said, “Climate change has always been a contributing factor. We cannot say that it is 100 per cent because of climate change. Here we are talking about the scale of destruction and such rains which have happened after 100 years.”