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Climate Change: BANGLADESH

  • In south East Asia, bordered by India and Burma. One of most densely populated countries in the world estimated 1102 per sq km – therefore ill prepared to deal with changes in climat.
  •    RISK FOR BANGLADESH: increase in sea temps rise, bay Bengal get warmer- increasing  precipitation by 10-15% by 2050, increasing amount & severity of cyclones.
  • Most parts of Bangladesh are less than 12m above sea level, estimates 10% if sea levels rose by 1m & 15% submerged under salt water.

IMPACTS:

  • SOCIAL; Millions will be displaced by permanent flooding (estimated 13-30 mill homeless) leading to migration to India. Causing tensions and political unrest between countries.Annual growth of rice falls by 20% - increased prices. Homeless people cause spread of disease due to poor sanitation
  • ENVIRONMENT: Coral reefs surrounding Bangladesh permanently damaged due to storms,  rare marine animals in danger. 
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Climate Change: BANGLADESH

  • In south East Asia, bordered by India and Burma. One of most densely populated countries in the world estimated 1102 per sq km – therefore ill prepared to deal with changes in climat.
  •    RISK FOR BANGLADESH: increase in sea temps rise, bay Bengal get warmer- increasing  precipitation by 10-15% by 2050, increasing amount & severity of cyclones.
  • Most parts of Bangladesh are less than 12m above sea level, estimates 10% if sea levels rose by 1m & 15% submerged under salt water.

IMPACTS:

  • SOCIAL; Millions will be displaced by permanent flooding (estimated 13-30 mill homeless) leading to migration to India. Causing tensions and political unrest between countries.Annual growth of rice falls by 20% - increased prices. Homeless people cause spread of disease due to poor sanitation
  • ENVIRONMENT: Coral reefs surrounding Bangladesh permanently damaged due to storms,  rare marine animals in danger. 
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