"Climate change is a reality. It's a cancer spreading all across the world," said Viju. B in his conversation with Saritha Mohanan Varma in the session titled Flood and Fury, named after his book.
The book points out the ground realities of the episodes of deluge in Kerala presenting the current situation of the inhabitants and also explains how the soil structure has changed and weakened over the years, due to unscientific practises. The discussion shined spotlight on the mining that prevailed in Goa quarries turning the whole vicinity into mining pits and barren land.
"Western Ghats is the amazon forest of Kerala but they are decaying and causing a haemorrhage in the area. This proves to be a major cause of migration and displacement,” said Viju B. Flood and Fury, puts forward a multiple voice speaking about the culture, micro culture, history,and ornithology.
The heated discussion with the audience wrapped up with a call to action to shift the mode of development and making the indigenous community inclusive in the conservation practises, which must be tied up with virtual spaces of campaigning.