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The impact of warming oceans is a neglected threat

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Strong sea waves near the Gateway of India due to Cyclone Tauktae approaching the coasts, in Mumbai

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The World Meteorological Organization (WMO), an agency of the United Nations, has sounded its annual warning that appears to go largely unnoticed in the excitement over investment in electric vehicles, solar power, and green hydrogen as key mitigation strategies in India’s fight against global warming. In a report published this week, the WMO said sea levels rose by 4.5 millimetres (mm) a year on average between 2013 and 2022 — which is more than three times the rate at which they rose between 1901 and 1971. The WMO was not, in fact, making a new point; it flagged the risk

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First Published: Feb 15 2023 | 10:48 PM IST

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