By Anamitra Anurag Danda
The author is Head, Climate Adaptation and Sundarbans Landscape, WWF-India. email@example.com
For certain places extreme weather events no longer seem to be statistically extreme but a norm. The populace of such places is likely to find it increasingly more expensive to be physically secure and lead a life they are used to.
Climate change impacts could be reversed over a reasonable period of time provided the people have access to facilities and services that enhance their various capitals enabling them to make a better living in places that are less prone to extreme weather events. Over time, this would lead to managed and organic retreat but this will call into question existing notions of property ownership and change in land use. On Sagar Island, about ten years ago, a fellow researcher and...