The Termful Effects Of Climate Change In Bangladesh

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Climate change is affecting the world in different forms and increments. In the last century various parts of globe have seen the impacts of global warming, green gas emissions, and flooding. These natural disasters cause massive amounts of damage economically, politically and socially leading to competition for limited resources, upheaval and chaos on both the local and national spectrums. However, many are quick to dismiss the impact of climate change when its horrific effects do not hit home. Andrew Simms, Director of the New Economic Foundation cautions the globe about easily dismissing these impacts as he asserts, “For people who think so what if the sea level raises up a little, or I live halfway up the mountain or in the middle of …show more content…
Bangladesh: Political and Strategical Developments and U.S Interests.Congressional Research Service. April 1, 2010). This means that Bangladesh is constantly rebuilding and using government funding on natural disaster damage. It must address these damages in order for Bangladesh to return to its normal state. It also means that a majority of the cultivated land cannot be used for agriculture. In fact, the salt is changing the organic matter of the soil, so it not only physically destroys the crops, but it destroys the possibility of the land to yield crops afterwards. Bangladesh soil already only has 1% of organic matter (Shaw Rajib, Mallick, Fuad, Islam, Aminul. Climate Change Adaptations in Bangladesh: Disaster Risk Reduction Methods, Approaches and Practices. Springer. Japan 2013), so it cannot afford to lose the little organic matter it has left, which is essential to the survival of crops. If flooding is already a natural occurrence in Bangladesh, then the addition of melting glacier caps is of most dire importance. The amount of water will increase and flooding will occur immediately. As Lester Brown explains, “If you have a one-meter rise in sea-level, which could happen in a matter of decades now Bangladesh …would lose 40 percent of its rice land” (Video Nash) Bangladesh is more or less at sea level. The rise in sea level will inundate almost half of the rice land that is the primary source of income and survival for

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