Making out at Bandra Bandstand, sitting at Gateway, going to work at BKC will not be possible as these and other parts of city will sink under the sea, says alarmist Greenpeace report
Doomsday 2100: A sizeable chunk of Mumbai will go under water. This includes Bandra Bandstand, Girgaum Chowpatty, Gateway of India, Parsi Gymkhana at Marine Drive, parts of Bandra-Kurla Complex, Juhu aerodrome, parts of Essel World and Mira road-Bhayander will disappear beneath the Arabian Sea because of rising sea levels due to global warming.
This is the apocalypse scenario painted by Greenpeace, an environmental activist group involved in the issues of climate change across the world.
Reality check: Government experts scoff at the predictions. “In the last 30 years, the sea level has risen by only a few millimeters. Such a scenario is impossible.
At the most, high risk areas will only be the mangrove regions and even in that case, only a part of the land will be submerged,” said Dr R V Sarma, in-charge, Mumbai, National Institute of Oceanography.
The report says that a potential increase in temperatures by 4 to 5 degrees will mean a corresponding rise in sea levels by up to five metres in 2100.
Titled, ‘Climate migrants in South Asia: Estimates and Solutions’ it was prepared by Prof Sudhir Chella Rajan of the humanities department at IIT, Chennai.
“If we wait until a situation like this occurs, then all the money pumped in won’t be able to reverse it ,” said Brikesh Singh, climate campaigner, Greenpeace.
Greenpeace activists will be slapping token eviction warning notices on the doors of structures that may be affected including Shah Rukh Khan’s home Mannat, Rekha and Farhan Akhtar’s homes.
The report will be tabled at the Mumbai Marathi Patrakar Sangh, CST, at 12 noon today.
Mumbai Meri Jaan team does not want to alarm you. This is only a report of the Greenpeace findings.