Why Nagaland faced unprecedented flooding after decades | Alarming Variations Ep-03

Down To Earth analyses the complexities of climate change in the Northeastern state

Nagaland faced a severe and unprecedented flooding event in 2018. This might seem surprising considering the state has battled decreasing monsoon rainfall for years, even facing desertification concerns. So, what caused the sudden shift?

In 2018, Nagaland witnessed unprecedented downpours, leading to devastating floods. While the long-term trend suggests less monsoon rain, extreme weather events like these intense storms can still cause flooding.

In this episode of Alarming Variations, Down To Earth (DTE) traveled to Wokha district to understand the reasons behind Nagaland’s paradoxical situation. DTE also analysed the factors that contributed to the 2018 floods, highlighting the complexities of climate change in the region.

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