Climate Change and Increasing Flood Frequency in Kashmir [1815-2015 A.D.]
Current Advances in Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences Vol. 6,
17 September 2022
Floods have been occurring in Kashmir right from its very origin. The frequency has drastically increased from 1890s. The likelihood of disasters has grown due to climate change, according to several scientists today. In order to determine whether there has been any climate change in Kashmir over this time and, if so, whether it has increased the frequency of floods in Kashmir, the researcher examined the primary sources of Kashmir history from the previous 200 years. Another dimension, which the researcher looked into was the post flood diseases and to see if there was any link between climate change and post-flood related diseases. According to the research, in the last decades of the nineteenth century, the climate in Kashmir began to become milder, and this change occurred abruptly. There has also been an increase in the frequency of floods in comparison to earlier centuries. Furthermore, since 1960 A.D., there has been an increase in post-flood related diseases. Thus, all of the facts point to climate change in Kashmir over the last two centuries, which has had an impact on floods and post-flood diseases.