Sri Lanka at Risk

In Sri Lanka, recently we have faced severe flood, then drought and related abnormal consequences. Many of us feel there is something wrong with natural weather and according to climate scientists, the patterns of rain falling and all the things has been changed


by Kalana Krishantha

( November 15, 2017, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian) Sri Lanka has become the fourth place in global climate risk index -2018 which has been released by “GermanWatch “, organization. The Global Climate Risk Index 2018 analyses to what extent countries have been affected by the impacts of weather-related loss events (storms, floods, heat waves etc.) in year 2016 and up to the year 2016.German Watch is an independent development and environmental organization which lobbies for sustainable global development. According to this index, Haiti, Zimbabwe and Fiji are the most vulnerable and affected countries to the devastative climatic changes in year 2016 and up to it while Sri Lanka is taking a fourth place.

According to Index in year 2016,99 Sri Lankan citizens were killed by adverse weather related loss events. When we are considering the countries who took the prior places in climate risk index it`s apparently clear that developing countries have been becoming the main victims of “global warming” monster.

It`s symbolic that this report has been released at the moment when COP 23 Global Climate Summit is being held at Bonn, Germany. To the global level, it’s clearly challengeable to implement the recommendations and suggestions of Paris agreement because of greedy power struggles between main industrialized countries.

In Sri Lanka, recently we have faced severe flood, then drought and related abnormal consequences. Many of us feel there is something wrong with natural weather and according to climate scientists, the patterns of rain falling and all the things has been changed. When international organizations are alarming us about the climate risk, some political idiots of the country joking towards the word of, “blue and green”, which is used by finance minister to explain about the budget. Definitely, country policies should be sustainable or blue and green in this critical moment what we are going through. Without narrow political desires everyone should support to implement the sustainable development policies on behalf of unborn generation.

References
https://germanwatch.org/en/14638

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