India, Sept. 20 -- Once in 300-to-600-year event but ongoing conflict and state fragility in country compounded effects

The devastating floods in Libya on September 10 were made 50 times more likely and 50 per cent more intense by human-induced global warming, according to a new study by the World Weather Attribution (WWA) published on September 19, 2023.

At least 4,000 people have died due to the floods. However, there have been conflicting reports on the death toll from the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. The toll can rise further.

WWA is a global consortium of climate scientists who study the role played by human-induced global warming and the consequential climate change in the occurrence, freque...