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Climate Change in Bangladesh by Eivind Natvig (96 images)

Created 10 Mar 2009.  Modified 25 Oct 2012
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Due to rising sea levels and river currents, half of Bhola Island has disappeared in the past 40 years, leaving half a million people homeless.
Predictions by The United Nations Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change indicate that 17 per cent of Bangladesh will be devoured due to rising sea levels by 2050. According to Dhaka-based Coastal watch an average of 11 Bangladeshis lose their home to rising waters every hour. Bhola has been referred to as ground zero of climate change due...
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