Into the fire: The alarming effects of climate change

Delhiwallas may have learnt to live with 43 degree heat, but Europe is wilting in the heat as a record heatwave continues to sweep across the northern hemisphere, causing forest fires, droughts and people to suffocate. Climate change is impacting what farmers can grow and what fishing boats can catch. As the planet gets warmer, some colder, northern regions in the world are benefiting from these changes, but the tropical and equatorial regions will be the worst hit
Curated by: Madhu Kapparath
Published: Aug 16, 2018
Into the fire: The alarming effects of climate change

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Ghoramara, an island in the Sundarban Delta complex of the Bay of Bengal is quickly disappearing due to erosion. The high tides and the continual rise in sea level swallow portions of land everyday. With a nearly 7,500 km coastline, the impact of climate change on India’s coasts will be far worse than previously understood. A new study by scientists of Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay (IIT Bombay) has found that winds are likely to intensify, affecting coastal sediment transport and shoreline erosion, leading to a greater vulnerability of the coastline.