Climate change vulnerability: local perspectives. In: Winter School on Impact of Climate Change on Indian Marine Fisheries held at CMFRI, Cochin 18.1.2008 to 7.2.2008

Dinesh Kumar, P K (2008) Climate change vulnerability: local perspectives. In: Winter School on Impact of Climate Change on Indian Marine Fisheries held at CMFRI, Cochin 18.1.2008 to 7.2.2008. [Teaching Resource]

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Abstract

Cities are causes and victims of climate change. Many cities have developed along the coasts and they multiply out of control with resources used with thoughtless abandon. Cochin, the biggest city along the west coast of India after Bombay functions as the nerve centre of distribution of goods due to its proximity to the port. As elsewhere, Cochin too has expanded rapidly and heavily stressed from environmental perspectives. Cochin has good reason to be concerned as global climate change issues pose severe problems to its coast and coastal structures. This paper presents some results of the combined analysis of impact assessment studies of the coast and coastal structures around Cochin to address the anticipatory issues of the selected sea level rise scenarios.

Item Type:Teaching Resource
Uncontrolled Keywords:Climate change; vulnerability; Winter School
Subjects:Marine Environment > Climate change
Divisions:Contributors
ID Code:5387
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Deposited On:19 Oct 2010 10:16
Last Modified:19 Oct 2010 12:45

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