Climate Crisis

India's heatwaves: These maps put South Asia's scorching temperatures in perspective

A woman carry an umbrella amid heatwave in Kolkata, India, 29 April, 2022.  (Photo by Indranil Adity...
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The world is getting warmer on average, but some places bear the brunt of scorching temperatures more than others.

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India, Pakistan, and other countries in South Asia have seen brutal heat waves increase in frequency and intensity over the past decade.