The IPCC report (IPCC) which warns of rapid sea level rise in the next century has pointed the way to the vulnerability of the Kerala coastline to flooding.

Central issues: Worries regarding rising oceans, more extreme weather and coral bleaching following IPCC report have warned that rising temperatures and sea levels are continuing

12 towns is expected to flood by 21st by 9.2ft to 3.3ft.

Maritime scientist Kathy Townsend of the University of the Sunshine Coast said it was an alarming situation for the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef.

Climate change

Climate change includes both global warming driven by human-induced emissions of greenhouse gases and the resulting large-scale shifts in weather patterns. (wikipedia)

Lady Elliot Island

Lady Elliot Island is the southernmost coral cay of the Great Barrier Reef, Australia. The island lies 46 nautical miles north-east of Bundaberg and covers an area of approximately 45 hectares . (wikipedia)

Lady Musgrave Island

Lady Musgrave Island is a 14 hectares coral cay on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, with a 1,192 hectares surrounding reef. (wikipedia)

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is an intergovernmental body of the United Nations that is dedicated to providing the world with objective, (wikipedia)

Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest coral reef system composed of over 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands stretching for over 2,300 kilometres over an area of approximately 344, (wikipedia)

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