Tropical cyclones like hurricanes and typhoons are changing character due to global warming. Not only are they becoming more frequent, wind speeds are also intensifying much quickly, putting the lives of coastal communities at grave risk and causing widespread devastation.
Unpredictable weather, unreliable insurance, unbelievable profit to companies
Farmers across India suffered heavy losses when the monsoon turned out to be a non-starter. The Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana, the government's flagship crop insurance scheme, was expected to help them tide over the crisis. It turned out to be a non-starter too
Save our seas
The UN's first conference to save the oceans is a grand show of intent to reset our relationship with the largest sink of carbon dioxide and the biggest receptacle for human wastes. But will governments, industries and organisations stand by the big voluntary commitments they have made? Vibha Varshney reports from UN headquarters in New York