Dec 2, 2015

Chennai rain result of global warming: Indian experts

Chennai, Tamil Nadu
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Valasaravakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu7
Nandambakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
India
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The Indian Express
An aerial view of flood affected areas of Kanchipuram District on the outskirt of Chennai on Monday. (PTI Photo)
An aerial view of flood affected areas of Kanchipuram District on the outskirt of Chennai on Monday. (PTI Photo)

With torrential rains in Chennai disrupting normal life, Indian environment experts attending the Paris climate change summit today 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 (CSE)...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.”