The Bay of Bengal,in Peril from Climate Change. (The New York Times, 10/13/2013)
A distributing summary:
- The Bay of Bengal’s coasts are under assault in every dimension:
- by water conflicts in the Himalayas and
- by drilling for oil and gas in the deep sea.
- The bay is a sink of pollution borne by the great rivers that spill into it, including
- the Ganges,
- the Brahmaputra and
- the Salween.
- Dam construction in China and India threatens downstream communities in India, Bangladesh and mainland Southeast Asia.
- With sea level rising and deltaic lands subsiding, saltwater intrusion onto farmlands has accelerated, with serious consequences for food production.
The author speaks about his latest book, Crossing the Bay of Bengal: The Furies of Nature and the Fortunes of Migrants.
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