12 Indian cities, town likely to go three feet underwater by century-end : NASA

Mumbai, Cochin, Chennai and Visakhapatnam are among those Several cities that will be submerged by 2100

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) of the US has predicted that several Indian coastal cities will be submerged by up to three feet by the end of the century.

 

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report was utilised by NASA to analyse the changes in sea levels worldwide.

 

Since 1988, the IPCC has published global climate assessments in every five to seven years, concentrating on changes in temperature, ice cover, greenhouse gas emissions and sea levels across the globe.

 

Data from satellites and ground equipments as well as analysis and computer simulations have been used to make their sea-level predictions.

 

Kandla, Okha, Bhavnagar, Mumbai, Mormugao, Mangalore, Cochin, Paradip, Khidirpur, Visakhapatnam, Chennai, and Tuticorin are those twelve cities and towns that will be submerged by 2100.

 

As per a UN report on the state of climate science, the modern society's continued dependency on fossil fuels is warming the world at a rate unprecedented in the past 2,000 years.

 

To which, the effects are already visible as record droughts, wildfires, and floods devastated eco communities across the globe.

 

The average surface temperature has rose by about 1.1 degrees Celsius between 1850–1900, a level which was not seen since 125,000 years ago before the most recent ice age.

 

This is only one of the crisp truths that contained in a summary issued alongside the IPCC report and aimed at policymakers.

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