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Mumbai Needs to Worry About Its Rising Sea-Level

Climate change has led to increase in Mumbai’s sea-level which poses a serious threat to the city and its population.

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With an enviable coastline, a booming economy and a population of more than 20 million, what can threaten a mega city like Mumbai? A lot, if climate experts are to be believed.

Environmentalist and activists have long been raising alarms about Mumbai’s rising sea-level posing a major threat to the city. “But it seems that government or municipal corporations are not bother,” says environmentalist Rishi Aggarwal.

Rising sea-level is a direct consequence of melting glaciers and ice, which in turn is a consequence of carbon emissions, global warming and unchecked pollution. It has many climate change experts worried, not just in Mumbai, but around the world.

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Topics:  Mumbai   Climate Change   Mangroves 

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