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

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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

Nothing ‘virtual’ about climate impact of emails, tweets

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Eco-friendly plans on laptop image from Shutterstock
A parallel realm of carbon-polluting activity – ranging from email exchanges to social network chatter to streaming movies on smartphones – has slipped largely unnoticed under the climate change radar

March 18, 2016 — The 10th edition of Earth Hour, organized by the WWF and backed by other NGOs to raise awareness about the threat of climate change, will see landmark monuments – from the Eiffel Tower to the Empire State building to Taipei 101 in Taiwan – go dark at 8:30 pm local time.

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