Nearly 40 million Indians will be at risk from rising sea levels by 2050, with people in Mumbai and Kolkata having the maximum exposure to coastal flooding in future due to rapid urbanisation and economic growth, according to a UN environment report.
The worst impacts of climate change are projected to occur in the Pacific and South and South-East Asia. Settlement patterns, urbanisation and socio-economic status in Asia have influenced observed trends in vulnerability and exposure to climate extremes. By 2050, seven of the 10 most vulnerable countries worldwide will be in the asia-Pacific region.
India tops the chart with nearly 40 million people in the country projected to be at risk from rising sea levels. Mumbai and Kolkata have the maximum exposure to coastal flooding in future due to rapid urbanisation and economic growth.
So let’s do:
1. Expand the term UNEP ?
2. ___ million Indians at risk from rising sea levels.
Source – The Hindu