Greenpeace activists on Tuesday staged a doom scenario in the National Capital to depict the problems arising from climate change.
"We are depicting the scenario that will unfold in Delhi in 2050. If we don't take steps to control climate change it would surely displace about 120 million people. Basically coastal cities would be affected first because of the rising sea levels, and people will migrate to other cities," said Vinuta Gopal, Greenpeace Climate and Energy campaigner.
AdvertisementDemanding to set up a National Climate Action Plan (NCAP) to prevent climate change, they set up a mock migrant colony indicative of the disastrous effects when people would be displaced due to climate change.
"We want to say that in the coming few decades, almost 125 million people will be displaced due to climate change. So we demand that a national policy should not adapt with climate change but, rather the policy should avert the possible negative effects and mitigate it," said Rabbi Shergil, a Punjabi singer.
Activists fear that in the absence of serious measures, the situation may turn worse.