South Asia has been suffering unseasonably hot weather in recent months. In April some places in India recorded their highest temperatures ever for the time of year. International researchers say such heatwaves are thirty times more likely to happen because of climate change.

Greenpeace India says global heating is not only causing more illness and deaths, it is also leading to crop failures and food insecurity.

DW’s Manira Chaudhary has been speaking to farmers in Maharashtra state in western India. They told her they have never experienced weather patterns as extreme as they are now.

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