Rise in sea level changing Gujarat’s contours. - 14 Nov 2008
Rising sea levels submerge India’s Gujarat coastline. Villages in the southern part of Gujarat state are being threatened by eroding shorelines due to global warming-related rising waters. A government-sponsored study being conducted by the Indian Space Research Organization has revealed that the sea has moved inland by up to 80 meters within the last decade. Already 20 years ago an entire village and more recently a number of other families have had to leave their homes and relocate to higher ground due to the advancing ocean.
A sea wall has also been covered by water as well as a new road becoming slowly destroyed by the waves. We thank India’s government and the Indian Space Research Organization for these detailed observations of the disturbing effects of global warming. May humanity quickly unite to restore the balance of our ecosphere.