DHAKA, Bangladesh, Nov 24 (IPS) – Rising sea ranges, excessive local weather situations resembling extreme storms confronted by Bangladesh, one of many major victims of anthropogenic local weather change, the nation is ready to be the worst sufferer from local weather change by 2025, far worse than another nation.
Bangladesh, with a inhabitants of over 166 million, is imperilled because of its place between two key rivers, the Brahmaputra and Ganges. Many areas within the nation are additionally vulnerable to drought. As a growing nation Bangladesh doesn’t have sufficient monetary sources for protecting or reparative measures.
The photograph story ‘Wave’ by Mohammad Rakibul Hasan, an award wining Bangladeshi photograph journalist, captures pictures of people that face this disaster as a human drawback. Bangladesh is a small, overpopulated nation in Southeast Asia with primarily an agro-based economic system. Besides, climatic hazards like cyclones, floods, drought, soil salinity, and river erosions are extra frequent these days. These two details contribute to the growing variety of local weather refugees compelled emigrate to the cities, worsening the socio-economic issues. The barrages constructed throughout the rivers contained in the border of India have resulted in each flooding and drying of the river beds in Bangladesh. Major rivers like Padma, Jamuna, Meghna, Brahmaputra, and smaller rivers within the coastal area erode when the water degree rises. Due to extended droughts, the temperature is growing yearly at an alarming charge. Sadly, folks cannot adapt to this quickly altering local weather and are getting ready to socio-economic insecurity. The waves, whether or not current or absent, do not convey any hope for these folks. When they hit, they take away the precious land and lives. When the waves are gone, nothing is left however parched, cracked riverbeds.
A report on the affect of Farakka barrage on the human material. Manisha Banerjee, on behalf of the South Asian Network on Dams, Rivers, and People (SANDRP).