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[Ambassador report] [Free Report] The sea level rise of India

by Ishitwa - | 21-11-2019 03:36 Comments 5 Comments recommendations 0 recommendations

India has a vast coastline of more than 7500km. It is undoubtedly an essential part of India, geographically, economically and environmentally. While answering a question at the Rajya Sabha (Upper House of the Parliament), the environment minister Babul Supriyo has brought to recent light that India’s sea levels along its coast have risen by 8.5cm ever since 1950, with an average increase of 1.77mm per year.


These are some alarming figures. UN's Inter Governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has already warned in their report that global sea levels are set to rise by at least 1m by 2100 if carbon emissions go unchecked, submerging hundreds of cities, including Mumbai and Kolkata, two of India’s mega-cities. The port Diamond Harbour in West Bengal also recorded an enormously high annual growth rate of sea level at 5.16mm per year. This was followed by Kandla (Gujarat) at 3.18mm per year and Haldia (West Bengal) at 2.89mm per year. The image attached shows these level rise rate of India’s 10 important ports.


The union minister of state has also claimed that the rising sea levels could make coastal inundation along low-lying areas during storm surges or flooding, and thus, the actual area that could be inundated due to rising sea levels needs to be evaluated, based on their elevation above the mean sea level. For example, a higher high rate of sea level increase at Diamond Harbour is also due to the larger land subsidence happening there. The same may apply to Kandla, Haldia and Port Blair as well. And hence, it can't be attributed to climate change that these changes are taking place. 


Whatever maybe the reason, what our concern is the rise in sea level. The IPCC report on the worldwide risk that sea level rise potentially holds assumes that India will face almost seven times more risk than the previous estimates due to rising sea levels. It is a do or die for the world. With each passing day, we are turning situations perilous for us to exist and if we don’t take control, nothing can stop the jeopardy of our future.











Lisa Mentor

  • Lisa Mentor says :
    Hello Ishwita!
    it's Lisa once again:)

    Rise of sea level is definitely a problem that is not limited to those island countries, although it could be often more serious and deadly for them that's probably why we have AOSIS speaking up their voices together in the climate discussion in the international settings. Sea level rise might not really touch us directly for we cannot really feel it directly but it is a very serious problem that we have to be aware of.
    I didn't know that India also shared this problem and so your report really helped me better understand the status quo we are at.

    Keep writing dear, your work is indeed important!
    Green cheers!
    Posted 26-11-2019 16:08

Kushal Naharki

  • Kushal Naharki says :
    Hello Ishitwa

    I do hope that you are fine and doing great with your works.
    Thank you for your report about The sea level rise of India

    Green Cheers from Nepal :)
    Keep writing great reports.
    We are eager to read more reports from you.

    Kushal Naharki

    Posted 26-11-2019 00:56

Hyeongmin Mentor

  • Hyeongmin Mentor says :
    Hello Ishwita

    I can see the possibility of upcoming crisis of the rising sea level in the coastal areas of India. Rising of the sea level is one of those returns human society gets from disturbing the balance of the nature. I think one of the main problem is that people are not aware of the seriousness of the rising sea level. A few centimeters might seem trivial, but it can cause enormous disaster in areas located in low terrain. Maybe it's too late to return things back, but human society should try its best to delay global warming.

    Thank you for sharing the situation in India.
    Posted 25-11-2019 22:22

Dolma Diki Sherpa

  • Dolma Diki Sherpa says :
    Hello Ishwita
    Thank you for sharing your report about rise in sea level in india
    Keep writing and sharing us

    Posted 21-11-2019 21:21

Meena Pandey

  • Meena Pandey says :
    Hello Ishwita!!
    I hope you are fine and doing great.
    Its veru great knowing about rise in sea level in India.

    Keep writing and shining.
    Hope to know more from you.

    Warm regards,
    Posted 21-11-2019 11:59

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