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India getting warmer, hotter: 2021 fifth warmest year since 1901, says IMD

2012-2021 warmest decade on record; extreme weather events claimed 1,750 lives last year, shows latest report

Global Warming | Heat waves | India Meteorological Department

Sanjeeb Mukherjee  |  New Delhi 

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In 2020, around 1565 lives were lost due to extreme weather events, while the number was around 1560 in 2019

is getting hotter. The latest annual report on the country’s climate by the Meteorological Department (IMD) states that 2021 was not only the fifth warmest year since 1901, but that the last decade, 2012- 2021, was also the warmest on record.



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First Published: Fri, January 14 2022. 19:23 IST