By M Shashidhar Reddy
The author is Former Vice Chairman, National Disaster Management Authority.
According to the Fourth Assessment Report of the IPCC 2007, human utilisation of the coastal zone, worldwide, increased dramatically during the 20th century and this trend appears to be certain to continue during the 21st century. India will be no exception. Climate change and its resultant sea-level rise can significantly increase the vulnerability of a much larger coastal population in the years to come. A cyclone of a specified intensity in the Bay of Bengal striking the east coast of...