PM Mia Mottley expresses sadness over destruction due to floods in India

Prime Minister of Barbados- Mia Amor Mottley, expressed concern over the destruction caused by the flooding situation in India. She also offered condolences to the Government and people of India during this tough time. 

PM Mia Mottley expresses sadness over destruction due to floods in India
PM Mia Mottley expresses sadness over destruction due to floods in India

Barbados: Prime Minister of Barbados- Mia Amor Mottley, expressed concern over the destruction caused by the flooding situation in India. She also offered condolences to the Government and people of India during this tough time. 

PM Mia Amor Mottley also highlighted the issue of climate change. She said that the situation is alarming for the world as the climate crisis continues to affect people across the globe. 

PM Mottley said that Yesterday, New Delhi, India, recorded its highest daily rainfall in July in 40 years. While extending condolences, she said that this monsoon rainfall had triggered flooding, which has regrettably claimed the lives of at least 22 people. 

“I offer my condolences to the Government and the people of India during this time, “said the prime minister. 

PM Mia Amor Mottley also expressed concern and said that this also comes barely a week after the world registered its hottest day EVER on record, not once, not twice, but three times. 

She said, “These are the realities we have to contend with as the Climate Crisis continues to affect people across the globe. This is why we need action now.” 

Climate change is taking a major human, economic and environmental toll on the fastest-warming continent of the world. United Nations said that the climate crisis is a health crisis. The adverse effects of their changing climate have a direct impact on health and well-being.

For instance, more extensive droughts pose challenges to access to sufficient food and safe drinking water, leading to poorer health in the affected communities. Climate change also affects the access to clean air or safe shelter.

While it is a natural climate pattern associated with warming ocean temperatures, it has severe effects on communities and ecosystems that are already struggling with the impacts of our rapidly changing climate.

Here is another reason to double down on climate action now:

  •  Emission reduction
  •  Adaptation
  • Early-warning systems

Climate change is not only a natural calamity, it is more of a complex phenomenon that has become one of the serious threats faced by the entire humanity at large.