Aaditya Thackeray Calls for an Action Plan to Mitigate Climate Change

Aaditya Thackeray Calls for an Action Plan to Mitigate Climate Change

As Maharashtra continues to see the impact of climate change first hand in the form of floods, State Tourism and Environment Minister Aaditya Thackeray said that this phenomenon is real while adding that it is crucial to take steps to counter this under a larger action plan. 

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Thackeray was at the BMC headquarters to assess the situation after rains lashed throughout the city flooding some portions while hampering road and railway traffic on Wednesday. The environment minister mentioned in a series of tweets that some parts of Mumbai city have received more than 83% of the annual rainfall in under 12 hours.

“Extreme weather events now aren't rare anymore. Climate change is a real thing. “We've seen record break temperatures, rainfall, storms, droughts and floods in our country over the past few years,” Thackeray said on the microblogging site.

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Mumbai was relatively calmer today as the sun was out early in the morning, though the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted some spells of rain around evening. The city also witnessed a minor landslide near Khareghat Parsi Colony at Pedder Road due to incessant rainfall in the region.      

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