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Bangladesh confronts climate change

Roy, Manoj, Hanlon, Joseph and Hulme, David (2016) Bangladesh confronts climate change. Anthem Press, London, UK. ISBN 9781783086337 (Submitted)

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Abstract

Living in a low-lying and densely populated country on the front line of climate change, Bangladeshis are taking a lead in adapting to rising temperatures and campaigning to limit climate change. Global warming will worsen this country's existing environmental problems – causing a rise in sea level, more flooding and stronger, more damaging cyclones. Bangladeshis know what is coming, and how to respond, because they are already effectively combating environmental and social challenges. Cyclone shelters and warning systems have cut the fatality rate dramatically; new varieties of rice have raised nutrition levels; women's education has slowed population growth; land is being raised to respond to sea level rise. Bangladeshis will keep their heads above water, but at huge costs. Will the industrialised countries curb their greenhouse gas emissions and pay for the damage they have already done?

Item Type: Book
Official URL: http://www.anthempress.com/
Additional Information: © 2016 Anthem Press
Divisions: International Development
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
Sets: Departments > International Development
Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2016 15:02
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2020 23:19
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/68131

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