Photos from climate emergencies so far this year.

“Today was the worst day of the year. I could have passed out today for sure,” a roadside vendor in Delhi had told me. Things have piled up these last few years, but the heat in India this summer has been absolutely unbearable.The people most affected are the poorest of all – the daily bets, the delivery men, the roadside vendors and all those who cannot afford to buy fancy air conditioners.

Climate change is bad for everyone, but it’s worse for the poor.

It’s not just in India; many parts of the world are experiencing extreme weather events, as evidenced by these photos showing climate change in different parts of the world over the past few months. What’s scary is how governments are accepting this as the new normal. Until world leaders come together and commit to ambitious action for climate and social equity, no one is safe.

Heat wave in North India

A severe heat wave gripped India this week, predicting deadly temperatures in the region with the hottest March in 122 years and the season’s average rainfall at its third lowest.

11th May, 2022. Villager Shivaram walking through the cracked bottom of a dry pond on a hot summer day at Bandai village in Pali district. – Every day, dozens of villagers, mostly women and children, wait with blue plastic jerrycans and metal pots for a special train bringing precious water to people affected by a heat wave in the desert state of Rajasthan in India. © PRAKASH SINGH/AFP via Getty Images.

Floods and landslides in Brazil

Floods and landslides triggered by torrential rains have killed at least 106 people in northeast Brazil.

May 31, 2022. A man carries a mattress after a landslide in the Vila dos Milagres community in Recife, Pernambuco state, Brazil.  Floods and landslides triggered by torrential rains have now killed at least 106 people in northeast Brazil.  SERGIO MARANHAO/AFP via Getty Images)
May 31, 2022. A man carries a mattress after a landslide in the Vila dos Milagres community in Recife, Pernambuco state, Brazil. Floods and landslides triggered by torrential rains have killed at least 106 people in northeast Brazil. © SERGIO MARANHAO/AFP via Getty Images

Floods in Assam, India

Villagers cross a flooded road after heavy rains in Hojai district in the Indian state of Assam. Around 700,000 people are affected by the floods in 22 districts of Assam.

A man carrying his bicycle crosses a road damaged due to flooding after heavy rains in Nagaon, Assam on May 19, 2022. - At least 10 people including a four-year-old child died in floods and landslides ground this week after heavy rains hit several parts of India, as forecasters on May 18 warned of further downpours.  © BIJU BORO/AFP via Getty Images
A man carrying his bicycle crosses a road damaged due to flooding after heavy rains in Nagaon, Assam on May 19, 2022. – At least 10 people including a four-year-old child died in floods and landslides ground this week after heavy rains hit several parts of India, as forecasters on May 18 warned of further downpours. © BIJU BORO/AFP via Getty Images

Mudslides and floods in South Africa

Torrential rains continue to cause widespread destruction in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. More than 40 people have lost their lives so far and countless homes have been destroyed. Our hearts go out to all those affected by the floods.

A crack in the road following heavy rain and winds in Durban, April 12, 2022. - At least five people have been killed in floods and mudslides in the port city of Durban in South Africa at the following heavy rains in recent days.  Days of rain flooded several areas and closed dozens of roads across the city © PHILL MAGAKOE / AFP via Getty Images
A crack in the road following heavy rain and winds in Durban, April 12, 2022. – At least five people have been killed in floods and landslides in the port city of Durban in South Africa at the following heavy rains in recent days. Days of rain flooded several areas and closed dozens of roads across the city © PHILL MAGAKOE / AFP via Getty Images

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