The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has said that deaths by lightning strikes have doubled in the country since the 1960s – one of the reasons they cited was the climate crisis.
At least 16 people were killed while taking selfies atop a watchtower at the Amer Fort in Jaipur, Rajasthan, on Sunday following a lightning strike. At least 35 people in Uttar Pradesh and 10 people in Madhya Pradesh lost their lives on Sunday after being struck by lightning.
What people are saying?
MrDoctor939 They aren’t blaming these deaths on climate change, they’re blaming the increase of lightning strike deaths on climate change.
Blue is the colour Lightening strike deaths must be up a couple 100%….surely everyone must now been banned from going outside during a thunderstorm???
damien emley If the number of deaths from lightning have double since 1960 but your population has tripled, then climate change has reduced the risk of dying from a lighting strike. That’s just math.