Karachi - Keti Bandar is dying a slow death, one that can only be associated with diverse impact of climatic change. Pakistan eco system has suffered greatly due to climatic change; one such case example is that of Keti Bandar that lost privileges of being at some point in time; one of the richest port in the region of the coastal bet of Pakistan. The former port facilities bordered both shores of the Indus River delta but have become submerged as a result of coastal erosion, leaving only a thin, 2km long isthmus by way of a land bridge to the mainland. The signs of splendour past are still visible, such as the crumbling pillars of a vast villa that belonged to a Hindu village head. All that remains at the site today are a few hundred fishermens huts, made of straw-mat walls and thatched roofs. It was a time when it was known to be an area thriving on mangroves ecosystem, rich with agriculture and boasting a busy seaport. Now the landscape is barren and thatched houses dotted on mudflats. Water logging and salinity is its major problem and the intruding sea has almost eaten up the villages. So grave is the situation now in the same region, that cyclones often visit the coastline and their intensity has increased many times more. The blame relies on the fact that the community residing in Keti Bandar is threatened with global climatic change. The coastal area is said to be most vulnerable to climate change with rising sea surface temperatures and atmospheric water vapour causing an increase in cyclone intensity and rainfall. For Keti Bunder environmental problems originate further upstream of the Indus. Beginning in the mid 19th century a huge irrigation infrastructure was developed drawing water from the river and its tributaries, and since then a series of barrages and dams have been built leading to over-extraction of water for agriculture, leaving very small and irregular flows at the mouth. The result is a lack of nutrient rich silt that the water brings with it, and growing sea intrusion destroying mangrove ecosystems and causing land erosion. Community have experienced a dramatic decline in agriculture, extreme shortages of drinking water and thousands have been forced to migrate away. As the natural resource base has declined, there are few livelihood options and the community is now almost entirely dependent on fishing. Due to lack of freshwater and human deforestation, mangroves forest cover in the Indus delta has reduced greatly from 2,60,000 hectares to only 80,000 hectares. The once rich port, is now dependent on its habitants and nearby residents for providing the best natural protection against the effects of extreme events. The community of Keti Bandar use to move into thick patches of mangrove forests when threatened by a storm. Now the patches are no longer there to hide in.