Record temperatures bring with them more drought, food insecurity, famine and massive human displacements.
Over 17.5 million people have been displaced from Iraq, Yemen and Syria.
In the worst displacement since the 2013 civil war, the UN said around 440,000 people were displaced by the end of April and it could rise to 500,000 by the end of May.
A study of 125 countries shows that a total of 31.1 million people were displaced in 2016 alone, which adds up to one person being displaced every second.
Iraqi authorities and aid agencies are already struggling to cope with a surge in displacement since security forces opened a new front against the militants in Mosul earlier this month.
Himachal Pradesh is hurrying to build a dam in Renuka Valley that will benefit three regions quarrelling with each other about the water. Meanwhile, the valley’s peasants look lost about their future.
The formal closure of POSCO’s steel plant project in Odisha is seen as a victory for the agrarian economy and the betel leaf farmers of Jagatsinghpur, but those who lost their land face new challenges.
Dozens of ethnic and political organisations in the state fear that the Centre’s decision, which violates the Assam Accord, could result in the marginalisation of its indigenous people.
Mega-hydropower projects in the Amazon in Brazil has displaced thousands of families, many of whom are struggling with rehabilitation.
Riverbank erosion, which is worsening with climate change, is more devastating than storms or floods because it takes everything people own, including their land.
Officials are still denying the devastating impact of the Sardar Sarovar dam on the lives of lakhs of people.
The Modi Government’s decision to grant asylum to Bangladeshi Hindu migrants in Assam is fomenting widespread anger among ethnic Assamese – even as the refugees say they have no place to go back to.