The Geological Survey and Mines Bureau together with Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (WHOI), a US based research institute, would make an analysis on climate change in Sri Lanka. The project that will take a year to complete will determine the cause of climatic changes in Sri Lanka and whether it is caused by human activities or natural causes.
The Department of Wildlife Conservation and the Sri Lanka Navy too will assist the project as the analysis would be conducted in several identified areas including the deep sea and lagoon areas. The project is mainly aimed at finding sediments around the coastal areas.
It is believed that bacteria have a significant impact on Sri Lanka’s climate by limiting the quantity of carbon dioxide absorbed by the seas from the air.