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Recent News on Energy and the Environment 09.11.08

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Posted by: Karl Ramjohn

Some recent articles featured on the Energy Environment News Portal, on current and emerging issues related to energy and the environment

Laser Sensors Improve Efficiency of Wind Turbines

Environment of Uncertainty for Energy Producers

Geo-engineering: a real solution to climate change problems?

Seattle panel to focus on environment and energy from 3 perspectives

What Obama Presidency Means For Renewable Energy

Lacking precise climate models, insurers assume the worst


Sea Level Rise and Inundation of Coastal India

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Posted by: Karl Ramjohn

A somewhat long, but interesting article by Dr. Nachiketa Das 

—> Sea level rise and inundation of coastal India

Dr. Nachiketa Das: November 2, 2008

Global warming is making sea level rise. Sea level, however, will not rise appreciably overnight, not in months, not even in years. The rise will assume dangerous proportions only over a substantial length of time, perhaps over decades. The assertions are not designed to make you complacent my readers, but you need not panic either. The sensationalist movies and documentaries that you have been watching show the sea invading deep into eastern India, inundating the capital of West Bengal Kolkata, which as Calcutta was once the capital of British India. Moreover in these movies the ancient capital city of the state of Orissa, Cuttack that is situated at the apex of the Mahanadi delta some 70 km inland within a matter of seconds submerges under the invading sea. These movies have their own agenda, and have very successfully scared millions of viewers without ever telling much, as to how to combat the rising sea. 

Sea and nature in general, have been more kind to us human beings, than we would care to admit. Nature always gives us plenty of warning before doing anything drastic, and by the same token, sea gives us a good many years to protect our landmass from her transgression. As sea level rise accelerates due to global warming, coastal India faces inundation. Although sea level rise is inevitable, the inundation of coastal India is not, and certainly it is not a fait accompli. If we decide to initiate collective action, in a scale comparable to the mass movement led by Mahatma Gandhi, we could successfully combat the rising sea, at least for a good few centuries. In this article I propose to discuss the various aspects of sea level rise, and emphasise the preventive measures that could be undertaken to save coastal India from the ravages of the rising seas.


— Rate of sea level rise

— Sea level rise is not uniform

— Maximum possible rise of sea level

— Sea level rise and coastal inundation

— Coastal inundation after the last ice age

— Losses due to sea level rise

— Achyutananda’s prophecy on sea level rise

— Measures to combat the rising seas

— The Netherlands is up to 6 m below sea level

— Let Coastal Works commence

Recent News on Energy and the Environment 02.11.08

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