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It’s a threat for the Sundarbans, for the environment and for women.
In recent decades, this Sundarbans island has lost 30sq km of land.
Bangladesh is particularly vulnerable to climate change hazards due to its low-level landscape, its cyclone- and tidal surge-prone topographical position, its high population density and rural poverty, and an economy based on agriculture and fisheries. By some estimates, Bangladesh figures first on the list of countries at risk, and is already reeling under effects such as inundated lands and forced migration due to climate change.
I recently visited the island of Ghoramara to document how climate change is affecting human beings. This island in the Sundarbans Delta of the Bay of Bengal has lost about 75% of its landmass to waters rising due to climate change, causing two-thirds of its population--who can only be called climate refugees--to move elsewhere.