The Taj Mahal in Agra, India, is facing devastating floods due to the climate crisis. Floodwaters from the Yamuna River have reached the monument and surrounding garden, raising concerns about more frequent floods in the future. Climate change is intensifying the monsoon season’s floods in northern India, causing evacuations and the loss of lives. The situation remains critical in Agra and other parts of northern India, with continuous heavy rainfall and water releases from barrages posing further threats.

Climate scientists have been warning about the serious consequences of climate change, and the recent floods at the Taj Mahal show the urgent need for action. The monument, already facing deterioration from air pollution and other factors, now faces additional threats from climate change. Other World Heritage Sites are also at risk of flooding and erosion, highlighting the need to protect our cultural and historical treasures from extreme weather events. As the climate crisis worsens, billions of lives worldwide are at risk, making it crucial to address this global challenge.