Developed nations have to realise they must cut carbon emissions. It's the people of Sunderbans who are payingthe price for no reason.
Climate Change predicts that extreme weather, along with just a 45 cm rise in sea level would submerge 75 percent of the Sunderbans.
Climate and Energy expert said "the sinking Sunderban islands are one of the first climate hotspots in India. It sets a precedent for the impacts of sea level rise which poor populations in low lying coastal India will face in coming. Increased displacement of people due to loss of habitation and land will increase India's count of climate refugees and add to the burden of poverty under which we are already reeling. At this critical juncture where we only have eight years to act, strong and time bound mitigation measures must accompany measures for adaptation".
A country like India cannot afford the costs required to adapt to the impacts of climate change. Moreover, with a whopping 823 million poor population, India is one of the most vulnerable to climate change. While developed countries must take a much larger step to combat climate change, in our own interest we need to take definite measures to reduce CO2 emissions. We must de-carbonize our development. It is an energy revolution now or climate stability never situation.
Mangrove planting will arrest the rate of coastal erosion, making these islands survive longer. This is an immediate adaptation measure, and the people for the sake of their lives and livelihoods are taking this action collectively. However, it is evident that unless large scale measures to stop climate change by means of emission reduction are taken globally, a substantial part of the Sunderbans might disappear from the map!
According to the findings from the report of "vulnerability assessment of the Sunderbans island system in theperspective of climate change", the vulnerability of the Sunderbans to climate impacts is very high in comparison to other coastal areas of India. Over 70,000 people from the Sunderbans are under the risk of losing their habitat permanently due to sea level rise, increased cyclone intensity and flooding by the year 2030.
Are you still thinking this is not your issue? If you want see your grand children living in a greener and safer Earth this is the high time to act for you. We, at MUKTI, need your help to spread the awareness among ouselves. We want to put forward these demands to every human beings of this planet. We want to see the Sunderban with its unchanged glory.
Check ou Our Demand page for details on what we demand to Save the Sunderban.