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Bangladesh and climate migration October 15, 2009

Posted by bdoza in BANGLADESH, CLIMATE, Climate Change, ENVIRONMENT.
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The impact of climate change has started affecting Banglades. Bangladesh had already experienced devastating cyclone ‘Sidr’ and ‘Aleya’ in the last years. While Sidr has caused more deaths of human lives and damage to the corps, houses and cattles, Cyclone Aleya surged the sea water into the coastal belt and submesed huge area under saline water making the life difficult for the people living there.

Bangladesh is one of the prime victim of the climate change as it is located at the apex of the Bay of Bengal and is a low lying country. It is said that 1/3 of Bangladesh will submerge under sea water by next 50 years and 20 million people will find no soil to stand on.

What is the way out to keep the people of Bangladesh and other low lying countries survive the onslaught?

The Bangladesh Govt is pressing for compensation from the developed countries who are mainly responsible for the carbon emmission and the climate change. The billion dollars that Bangladesh is claming may not be enough to protect it’s shore from the incusion of saline water.

The only way left would be to migrate the affected people to other parts of the country or other parts of the world. Bangladesh already so densely populated that it would be impossible for itself to accomodate the displaced people in its would be shrinked territory.

World bodies should think seriously about the necessity of climate migration and formulate the policies to protect the right to live of the victims of climate change.

An ordinary citizen

Link:
Towards Recognition-Creating Awareness for Climate Migrants

Climate Ark- Climate Change and Global Warming Portal