Climate change and coastal zones

“Impacts of Climate Change on Coastal Ecosystems in the Indian Ocean Region” sounds like a handful and does indeed stretch across 15 pages. But I found it tremendously helpful in the broader context of understanding the sensitive ingredients of ecosytems, the damage caused by human intervention and the risk posed by climate change, not itself an overwhelming force but more the final anthropogenic straw which flips nature’s tipping point.

Written by Dr Nirmalie Pallewatta of the University of Colombo, the paper was included in a book on climate change and coastal zones. Curiously the publisher was the Stimson Center, a Washington think-tank dedicated to threats to global security.


this post was first published by OneWorld UK