The temperature in Delhi and adjoining areas soared up to 49 degrees Celsius this May. In January this year, the temperature had gone down 10 degrees below normal and settled at a maximum temperature of 12 degrees Celsius. March began with a temperature of 26 degrees Celsius and by the end of the month, the temperature rose to 32.9 degrees Celsius. The northern part of the country is not alone; the entire country and people in every region on Earth are experiencing climate change, which is adversely affecting their health and wellbeing.
Unprecedented storms, ﬂoods, drought, heat, and cold waves are adding to the existing burden of countries on both communicable and non-communicable diseases. Changes in climatic conditions affect the health of people across the world but the vulnerable groups in the developing nations are the worst sufferers. They include the elderly, children, pregnant women, infants, the unborn, and those suffering from any underlying health-related condition.