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Adapting to climate change in Bangladesh

Crab fattening, saline-tolerant rice and floating gardens are some of the ingenious ways that Bangladeshis are adapting to the impacts of a warming world. Its population of 160 million is squashed into a low-lying river basin, exposed to rising sea levels, fierce storms and frequent floods. Hazel Healy travels to South Asia to find out how communities with limited means are struggling to cope.


April’s New Internationalist Adapt or die - How Bangladesh is facing up to climate change. Subscribe here or buy the single issue here.

Features include:

Ready or not - Melting glaciers to the north, rising seas to the south. Can Bangladesh adapt to a warming world? Hazel Healy travelled there to find out

Why climate change poses a major threat to Bangladesh - THE FACTS

Adaptable by nature - The most vulnerable, the best prepared. Portraits of the inhabitants of the Jamuna river islands of northwest Bangladesh

Moves to climate-proof the planet - From air-conditioned bus stops in Dubai to Meat Safety Net programmes in Kenya: what the rest of the world is doing to defend against global warming

The great climate exodus - Bangladeshis are melting away from the coast as habitats degrade. Hazel Healy finds new arrivals struggling to adjust to life in Dhaka, the world’s fastest-growing megacity

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