It further tries to strength arguments with a list of reasons, i put below; however ends up advising against any development along coastal areas. However, there are many issues with his argument and conclusion, i put the few of them below:-
- All reasons after the first, are a part of the first reason: Climate change! No need to reinforce the issue with synnonyms
- Second, author's evidence is too broad, does not discuss which area will have 0.2 m or 1m sea rise? whether Pak will have 1 m sea rise or 0.1 m?
- Author ignores that development may be built above 2-10+ meter from the sea level
- Author fails to consider that these facts are forecasted for 2100, and he says "Coastal development 'NOW' faces threats.
And many more issues, I am surprised that he advises against develoment when Europe will be among the first ones to be hit (if at all). In Pakistan we have a 'climate change division' in the Planning Commission of Pakistan. Well, floods in Pakistan have been historically linked with monsoon, and are permanent. rather than exploring its causes, Pakistan government finds its easy and interesting and profiting to attribute it to some 'climate change'.