Thursday, September 19, 2013

Adapting to climate change in Bangladesh

Naimul Haq has a video over at Natural disasters — particularly tropical cyclones, tornadoes, storm surges and flooding — occur frequently in Bangladesh. With changing weather patterns, these disasters are predicted to become both more frequent and more intense.

...Earlier this year, Cyclone Mohasen hit Bangladesh, forcing thousands of people into emergency accommodation, causing flooding and crop devastation, and destroying many coastal homes and roads.

But, because of the efforts of the government, NGOs and international development partners, better cyclone preparations meant far fewer people died than in previous years....

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