Cli­mate threat to Bay of Ben­gal

Down to Earth - - THE FORTNIGHT - CLI­MATE CHANGE

ex­perts have warned that the Bay of Ben­gal re­gion will un­dergo a dire and dras­tic trans­for­ma­tion un­less ur­gent ac­tion is taken to deal with the dis­as­trous ef­fects of global warm­ing. The ex­perts made the ob­ser­va­tion at the third sub-re­gional work­shop on com­mu­nity re­silience to cli­mate change in the Bay of Ben­gal in Kolkata. "One of the key groups af­fected by cli­mate change is chil­dren and the youth in the coun­tries that bor­der the Bay and ur­gent steps need to be taken to over­come se­vere chal­lenges that re­strict their devel­op­ment," Kunal Shah, one of the speak­ers from World Vi­sion In­dia, said.

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