In Greta, Chennai finds its climate change icon
In Chennai, which has seen a string of extreme weather events, the threat of climate change is real and has been a wake-up call
CHENNAI : The relationship between Chennaiites and their beach is as old as the city itself. Student-volunteers greeting nesting turtles, young lovers finding a quiet spot, grandmothers in saris and sneakers on daily walks and fishermen unknotting nets—the beach has space for everyone, and each person has his or her own ties to the sea. Fifteen years ago, this relationship was briefly tested when the 2004 tsunami hit the city.