A week of record-breaking rainfall around the globe continued yesterday when an incredible 600 mm, 24 inches of rain drenched Maharashtra India in just 24 hours killing at least 110 people with many more people missing.
Most of the deaths came from landslides, hundreds of villages were overwhelmed, sweeping away houses and leaving residents stranded according to the BBC.
The incredible deluge was the heaviest spell of rain in the area for decades. India is enduring its monsoon season but this amount of rain has not been witnessed by a generation.
Extreme weather continues to wreak havoc across the planet with farmers, agriculture, wildlife, and humans all taking a hit on the chin from the unusually bad weather.
Unusual and unseasonal cold, record-breaking heat and droughts, wildfires, and killer floods are creating absolute havoc in the summer of 2021 as climate change becomes, "CLIMATE CHANGED!"
Flooding alone has killed hundreds of people in Germany, Belgium, China, India, New Zealand, Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria, the UK, Iran, Dubai, Yemen, and Turkey just this month, with four of the world's biggest subway services taken out recently by flooding in London when a month's worth of rain fell on the capital in a couple of hours. New York, when Tropical Storm Elsa, the earliest-forming fifth named storm on record over the Atlantic Ocean drenched the eastern coast of the US. And China, Zhengzhou saw 624 mm of rainfall on Tuesday, with a third of that amount falling between 16:00 and 17:00 alone, which "smashed historical records". Hundreds of people became trapped in the Zhengzhou underground. Yesterday the Mumbai underground in India was also flooded.
Hundreds of massive wildfires are now burning in the US, Canada, the Amazon, and Syberia all sparked by burning heat or drought.
In Dubai, where temperatures have reached more than 50 deg C, (122 deg F) recently officials have been trying to induce rainfall to cool the country down. They have created drones that send "electric shocks" seeding, into clouds, which then produce rain.
According to a report by CNN as the extreme drought grips California, making water increasingly scarce, thieves are making off with billions of gallons of the precious resource, tapping into fire hydrants, rivers, and even small family homes and farms.
"Water stealing has never been more severe," said John Nores, former head of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife Marijuana Enforcement Team. The agency has been fighting the thefts for years, usually, in rural areas of the parched state, that have been "devastating" communities, he said. More than 12 billion gallons of water are estimated to have been stolen across the state since 2013, impacting legitimate farming operations, drinking water sources, Native American tribes, and small communities, Nores said.