We present evidence that the Indian Sundarbans is experiencing the effects of climate change over the last three decades. Observations of selected variables, such as the surface water temperature, salinity, pH, dissolved oxygen, and transparency show significant long-term variation over a period of 27 years (1980

Sea levels on the Indian sub-continent are increasing at the rate of about 2.5 mm every year; the increase is greater in the eastern coast, with an estimated sea level rise of about 3.14 mm/year. This suggests that mean annual sea levels in the Indian sub continent will be some 3 cm higher in 2012 and 15 cm higher in 2060 than what it was in 2000.