India: Erratic rains spark climate debate

Telegraph (India): Puzzling Bihar peasants over the past two years, the erratic rains have triggered a debate on if the state has undergone a climate change. The jury is divided. Agriculture experts have suggested changes in cropping pattern due to the irregular rainfall. But the Met department believes it is premature to take any decision on climate change without data of at least 30 years. In the past two years, rainfall was deficient in June and July, when majority of the farmers sow paddy. ......

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