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IBN: India feels pangs of climate change

Divya Iyer
CNN-IBN, May 05, 2007

New Delhi: Global warming is at your doorstep. And climate change is a reality in India. Pushkar Singh Negi from Ratapani, in Pohri Garhwal, knows this best.

His fields are rich and like all the farmers in the district, he says it’s the blessing of the river a few hundred kilometres downstream.

In Gajewali village near Haridwar, 55-year-old Sita Ram couldn’t agree more. Beginning at the Gangotri, the Himalayan Glacier-fed Ganga is the lifeline for millions of people in Northern India.

But locals are now worried as to how long it will last. All around them, the air, water and wind have all suddenly changed. [more]