Mumbai's once-thriving coastal eco-system has been robbed of mangroves and now stands exposed to erosion and threat of rising sea levels
Ghoramara Island, an island in eastern India, and Majul Island, belonging to the northeastern state of Assam, are slowing disappearing because of rising sea levels.
And, it’s not just islands that India has to worry about. The country’s film and financial capital, Mumbai, is home to the world’s largest population that’s exposed to coastal flooding. And, as is the case with Delhi, further rapid and unplanned urbanisation as more immigrants come into the city will only increase the risks of rising sea levels.
And, where one part of the country is sinking, the other is experiencing water stress and the demand for water rises. Urbanisation, the rapidly increasing population, the changing nature of economic development and energy demands are only some, albeit important, causes.
Tackling climate change is a complex problem is many facets that have to be balanced in a sustainable in order to field a favourable outcome.