Floods Wreak Havoc in South Asia
Climate change, environmental degradation, mismanagement exacerbate heavy rains
By: Nava Thakuria
Climate change, floodplain mismanagement, and incessant rains beginning in the third week of June have combined to wreak devastation as the mighty Brahmaputra River has inundated millions of hectares of land, affecting millions of people in eastern India and Bangladesh.
The monsoon rains usually start by the end of May, but this time ext…