Climate change demands rethink of solutions to flooding

A supply truck transporting boats to flooded areas in Aluva, Kerala. The monsoon season usually brings heavy rains but this year, Kerala has seen 42 per cent more rain than expected. PHOTO: REUTERS
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The Indian state of Kerala has been devastated by severe floods.

More than 350 people have died, while more than a million have been evacuated to over 4,000 relief camps. Tens of thousands remain stranded.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 28, 2018, with the headline Climate change demands rethink of solutions to flooding. Subscribe