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Lesson from Kerala floods : Human activities, climate change has disastrous effects on environment

  Lesson from Kerala floods : Human activities, climate change has disastrous effects on environment   Sagaya Fernando Mumbai: 19 October 2021   Overexploitation of natural resources and haphazard development by humans has led to climate change, resulting in long-lasting consequences on the environment. This is increasing health hazards and natural disasters, and more, day by day. The torrential flooding being witnessed recently in the state of Kerala in India is a prime example of this, say many experts.   This is not the first time that Kerala, a state of 34 million people, has been devastated by floods. It saw the worst floods in a century in 2018 when severe rains caused flash floods and landslides, killing nearly 500 people and leaving a million homeless. The following year, more than 125 people were killed in flash floods and landslides across the state. More than 50 were killed in August last year after landslides struck the hilly Munnar region.   The latest spell of torrential

"Heavy rains lash Kerala, causing severe flooding in many places"





"Heavy rains lash Kerala, causing severe flooding in many places"



Incessant rains on July 9 and 10, 2018, caused severe flooding in many parts of Kerala.



The flood waters turned roads and railway lines into fast flowing rivers!



Ernakulam Junction railway station turned into an island in the sea of flood waters.



Youngsters could be seen taking a dip or swimming just outside their homes.



A man casts his fishing net from his doorstep and makes a good catch of fishes!



Some energetic men can also be seen paddling a chundan vallam (snake boat) on a road turned river.

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