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Kerala is a small state on the western coast of India lying between the Arabian sea and the Western Ghat mountains. It receives plentiful rainfall and was once covered with tropical evergreen forests. It has plenty of water bodies and once had many lakes and ponds everywhere.

This state is now facing serious environmental problems, mainly caused by “development” that ignored the consequences on nature. But, in addition, it is also facing the consequences of global warming which could destroy life in the state in the coming decades. But, the people and the state and national governments seem to be oblivious to the impending disaster. This blog is a small attempt to draw the attention of everyone to this serious matter that could destroy the state.

At the same time, climate change is slowly killing off ecosystems and habitats the world over, which cannot be ignored any longer. Perhaps, as many people feel, it is already too late, in spite of all the accords signed among nations and all the efforts to reduce greenhouse gases, deforestation and so on. It is high time everyone took it upon themselves to get involved and force those in power to act. A failure here could mean largescale devastation of the kind mankind hasn’t seen and probably even the Earth has seen only once or twice since life began.

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I am a scientist formerly employed at the Centre for Earth Science Studies (CESS), Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India. My research concerned mainly two areas: 1) Atmospheric Electricity and 2) Physics of clouds and rainfall. After leaving CESS, I have been working as the Executive Director of the Lightning Awareness and Research Centre, Thiruvananthapuram. I am also a Free Software evangelist.

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