There's no relief in sight from India's heatwave. The country has seen record temperatures and is experiencing one of the worst droughts in recent memory. Some 330 million people are severely affected by water shortages.
India is at the top of the list of nations expected to be worst hit by the adverse effects of climate change. It is striving to overcome the problem by advancing strategies like investing massively in renewable energy.
This year's COP23 has built on innovative solutions that were introduced in COP21. This included changing our understanding of carbon's function, says Indian environmentalist Dr. Vandana Shiva.
Climate research shows that the death toll from European weather disasters may increase 50-fold by 2100 if no action is taken to curb carbon emissions. Heat waves will account for 99 percent of weather-related deaths.
Killer heat due to global warming means much of the planet faces rising fatalities, a study shows. By 2100, almost half of people on the planet will be at risk of heat-related illness or death - even if emissions fall.
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