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Best of 2017: Shrinking Sagar Island struggles to stay afloat

At the frontline of climate change, Sagar Island at the confluence of the Ganga and the Bay of Bengal is losing the battle to sea level rise, coastal erosion, tidal surges and increasingly violent cyclones

“The water rushed in at night,” recalls Madan Mohan Pal of Hendalketki in Sagar Island. “By the morning, the entire village was under water. When the flood receded, the land was so saline…Read More

Shrinking Sagar Island struggles to stay afloat

At the frontline of climate change, Sagar Island at the confluence of the Ganga and the Bay of Bengal is losing the battle to sea level rise, coastal erosion, tidal surges and increasingly violent cyclones

“The water rushed in at night,” recalls Madan Mohan Pal of Hendalketki in Sagar Island. “By the morning, the entire village was under water. When the flood receded, the land was so saline…Read More

Photo feature: Living on the edge of a rising sea

The Ghoramara Island in the Ganga estuary in West Bengal is slowly succumbing to rising sea levels brought on by climate change, upturning the lives of the people who live there

For people living on the islands in the Ganga estuary, climate change is a demon they battle every day. For them it is not any abstract concept; it is a reality that impacts their lives…Read More