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Bangladesh Climate Change


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Bangladesh Climate Change

  1. 1. What are the effects of Climate Change in Bangladesh?
  2. 2. Learning Intentions <ul><li>To explore in what ways Bangladesh will be affected by global warming (the enhanced greenhouse effect) </li></ul><ul><li>To consider how Bangladesh is preparing for climate change </li></ul>
  3. 4. What makes Bangladesh Vulnerable to Climate Change? <ul><li>Bangladesh located on a Delta </li></ul><ul><li>High Population density </li></ul><ul><li>Most of Bangladesh < 5m above sea level </li></ul><ul><li>One of the poorest countries in the world </li></ul><ul><li>Poor building construction </li></ul><ul><li>Most people working in fishing and rice farming </li></ul><ul><li>Monsoon rains </li></ul><ul><li>Cyclones- e.g Sida </li></ul><ul><li>Flooding of Ganges and Brahmaputra Rivers </li></ul><ul><li>Drought in North of country </li></ul><ul><li>Glacier melt in Himalayas </li></ul>
  4. 9. How will this community be affected by climate change?
  5. 10. What are the effects of climate change in Bangladesh?
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  7. 12. Beginning August The monsoon rains lighten and paddy is planted . End August Torrential monsoon rains return. Paddy is washed away . Floodwater enters house. Lose possessions. Mid September The rains stop. Borrow money to buy more seeds. Re-plant paddy . End September Unexpected monsoon rains return, heavier than before. Several homes are washed away , some villagers die , many children get diarrhoea . October In debt . Borrow more money for medicine and paddy seed. Family is poorer and weaker to cope with more extreme weather. July Monsoon rains are heavier than usual. Floodwater enters the house. Some possessions are washed away.
  8. 17. What are the effects of Climate Change in Bangladesh?