Economy Indian forests may be able to withstand climate change better than feared Updated : May 30, 2019 08:37 AM IST New research indicates that most forests in India are highly resilient to impacts of climate change on rainfall. Wetter forests in India are resilient to large rainfall changes, while forests in drier landscapes, such as the Deccan peninsular region, are most vulnerable to significant climate change. Despite their resilience and contrary to government claims, forest cover continues to decline in extent and quality in India, due to human activities. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.