The Climate Reality Project -- New Delhi
What can change in a day? Everything. On September 14, the world will focus its attention on the truth about the climate crisis. For 24 hours, we will all live in reality. Pick a faraway place or a city near you. Make it yours for one day. We’re hitting every time zone — but only once. 7 p.m. in your time zone. Choose a location and get involved
New Delhi --
Set apart from the rest of Asia by the Himalayas, India is the second most populous country in the world.
Delhi – India’s capital – is known for its hustle and bustle. Delhi is a mesmerizing capital city that bridges the old and the new. Old Delhi, once the capital of Islamic India, is still tightly packed with shops and people. New Delhi, the capital created by the British, features high-rises and popular modern shopping districts. Nearly 17 million people reside in Delhi today speaking a litany of languages: Hindi, English, Punjabi, Urdu and many other local tongues.
In some parts of India, farmers are experiencing droughts and floods within the same crop season. This can be deadly for farmers living on the economic edge. As temperatures climb, heat waves will become more frequent across much of India, with severe effects on crop yields and health.Despite its crowded cities, India is still a farming nation. According to the Indian government, agriculture provides the principal means of livelihood for more than half of India’s population, and contributes about one-fifth of the country’s GDP. The impacts of climate change threaten not only the nation’s food supply, but the national economy as well.