India’s heatwave season is becoming deadlier every year

Written by 350.org

The mountains in Himachal Pradesh, India have been home to me, ever since I started coming here in 2007. It gave me a respite from the Indian cities’ summer heat and pollution.

But this year has been different. The summer has been extremely warm, with temperatures ranging between 30-32°C since May. But on Tuesday, June 10 the temperature hit 35°C during the daytime. I tried running the fan on full speed but to no avail, as more warm air just blew around me. I realised this is the warmest the mountains have been for me ever since I moved here.

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By 350.org

350 uses online campaigns, grassroots organizing, and mass public actions to oppose new coal, oil and gas projects, take money out of the companies that are heating up the planet, and build 100% clean energy solutions that work for all. 350's network extends to 188 countries.

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