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With India experiencing its worst drought in 140 years, Indian farmers have taken to the streets.Beyond exposing failed farming policies, this year's drought-fueled turmoil also underscores the threat that climate change poses not just to India, but to all countries. As global temperatures rise and droughts become more common, political agitation, social unrest and even violence will likely follow.CCS identifies 12 "epicenters" where climate change might ignite or exacerbate conflicts that could engulf large populations, and spill across national borders.As the climate shifts, entire regions could become uninhabitable, and many more people will be uprooted. Parts of the Middle East, for example, could become too hot for humans by the end of this century; and heavily populated cities such as New Delhi could experience temperatures over 35 degrees Celsius up to 200 days out of the year. Scientists agree that climate change poses a grave danger to the planet. Among the many threats associated with climate change, deteriorating global security may be the most frightening of all.
Mitigating against India’s climate-change misery
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