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Bangladesh struggles to turn the tide on climate change as sea levels rise

women work at a dry fish yard in the bangladeshi coastal resort
Women work at a dry fish yard in the Bangladeshi coastal resort of Cox’s Bazar. Changing weather conditions have hit the business hard. Photograph: Noor Alam/Majority World for the Guardian

From incessant rains to flooded rice fields, the economic impact of global warming has been keenly felt in the coastal town of Cox’s Bazar

January 21, 2017 — Bangladesh is already one of the most climate vulnerable nations in the world, and global warming will bring more floods, stronger cyclones. At the dry fish yards, close to the airport Continue reading Bangladesh struggles to turn the tide on climate change as sea levels rise

On the climate change frontline: the disappearing fishing villages of Bangladesh

water enters the houses during high tide
Kutubdia island in the Bay of Bengal: Water enters the houses during high tide, especially in the rainy season. Photograph: Noor Alam/Majority World for The Guardian

Kutubdia’s islanders don’t have much of a carbon footprint – most don’t have regular electricity. But they are facing the reality of a changing climate, and soon tens of millions of their fellow Bangladeshis will be at risk

January 20, 2017 — A row of mangrove trees sticking out of the sand, exposed by low tide off Kutubdia island in the Bay of Bengal, is all that remains of a coastal village that for generations was home to Continue reading On the climate change frontline: the disappearing fishing villages of Bangladesh