"Indian Monsoon Among Risks From Rapid Climate Change"

"SINGAPORE -- Rising seas, a rapid weakening of the Indian monsoon and spiraling costs of adapting to a warmer, drier world are just some of the looming risks from rapid climate change, a report for the Australian government says.

The report, 'Climate Change 2009, Faster Change and More Serious Risks,' examines the rapid progress of climate change science in recent years and the growing threats that face billions of people around the planet.

Rising temperatures, drought and long-term drying out of farmlands in Australia, Africa, the United States, acidifying oceans and rapid switches in weather patterns all threaten to undermine societies and cost billions in damage."

David Fogarty reports for Reuters July 12, 2009.

See Also:

"India Says Developed Nations Are Responsible for Climate Change" (Bloomberg)

"Alarm and Chaos as India Awaits the Monsoon" (Sydney Morning Herald)

"India Prays for Rain as Water Wars Break Out" (UK Guardian)

"El Nino Developing Slower; India Monsoon To Stay Weak" (Reuters)

"Indian Government: Pray for Rain" (LiveScience)

"North India Likely To Face Drought Threat" (LivePunjab)

"Pawar Says Monsoon Prediction Is Good" (Press Trust of India)

Source: Reuters, 07/14/2009