India is experiencing severe climate change impacts. A disrupted monsoon cycle coupled with frequent extreme weather events makes communities, both human and non-human, more vulnerable. This chapter presents an analytical overview of the impacts of climate change in India and the responses of the Indian state, arguing that nation states such as India are politically incapable of dealing with the climate crisis. It also discusses how communities, particularly in Indian forests, continue to move from state toward non-state spaces while fighting back, and concludes that the fight of Indian communities for autonomy and forest rights constitutes the most significant and effective response to the climate crisis in the Indian context.