Suicide, climate link
NEW DELHI: Every year thousands of Indian farmers commit suicide. Now one researcher thinks it may have something to do with climate change.
Tamma Carleton, a researcher at the University of California at Berkeley, compared almost five decades long of suicide and climate data and concluded that temperature variations in India may have “a strong influence” on suicide rates during the growing season.
In her study, Carleton estimates that more than 59 000 farmer suicides over the past 30 years can be linked to global warming. Washington Post