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India needs a plan for extreme weather caused by climate change

Government report shows heat waves, droughts and cyclones are likely to increase

| India
Dark clouds hang over Mumbai skyline ahead of cyclone Nisarga on June 4: India is vulnerable to the effects of climate change.   © Hindustan Times/Getty Images

Dr. Arunabha Ghosh is CEO of the Council on Energy, Environment and Water in India and lead author of "Jobs, Growth and Sustainability: A New Social Contract for India's Recovery."

"All calm now," wrote a Mumbai-based friend on June 3. Cyclone Nisarga had made landfall a few hours earlier, 96 km to the south. Mumbai residents had been spared the brunt of the strongest tropical cyclone to hit Maharashtra state in June since 1891.

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