Just Released! Order “Waking Up to Climate Change” by George Ropes, and receive 25% Discount. Learn More

HOME          CATEGORIES          OUR TAKE

Climate Change Impacting Bangladesh by City Tech Blogger MD Shova

Climate change is a major issue in today’s world. Some people believe that climate change exists and some don’t. Of the defining aspects of climate change is the increase in temperature and odd weather patterns around the world. One major cause of climate change is the increase of CO2 into the air. CO2 is carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas emitted from burning fossil fuels and is trapped in the earth’s atmosphere which is why temperatures are rising.  Another major effects of climate change is the increase of sea levels which affects millions of people living in coastal areas worldwide.

Climate change affects many cities and countries around the world, including my home country of Bangladesh. Bangladesh is located in the South Asian region of the world and is on a low lying coastal region. In the past decade more than a few million people have been affected by the rise of sea levels, caused, in part, by  the melting of polar ice from elevated temperatures. Millions of people have had to leave their homes and belongings behind and find a new place to live. For a small country Bangladesh has an enormous population of 167 million people, and the capital of Bangladesh, Dhaka,  is the second most densely populated city on earth and located just north of the Buriganga River. With the rise of waterways from rising sea levels, more people will leave their home and move to the city. This will, in turn, impact the growth of agriculture, and that’s a major issue for the whole country. With a population that high. without agriculture many will be at risk of hunger.  This affects the country’s poor more than the rich. People in Bangladesh recently started using more solar power and also building their homes in the highlands to avoid the water rise. I want gain academic knowledge in order to help the country out by creating less dense communities that would use more renewable energy. Perhaps this might see less people hurt during natural disasters due to climate change.

Comment on this article

ClimateYou moderates comments to facilitate an informed, substantive, civil conversation. Abusive, profane, self-promotional, misleading, incoherent or off-topic comments will be rejected. Moderators are staffed during regular business hours (New York time) and can only accept comments written in English.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

The reCAPTCHA verification period has expired. Please reload the page.


More Posts Like This


My Take on Climate Change

As disasters increase in both frequency and severity worldwide, many scientists had anticipated these events and provided evidence supporting the reality of climate change. Many of these disasters can, to a certain extent, be attributed to climate change.  I’ve observed compelling evidence, and I’m convinced that the dramatic


My Take on Climate Change

As a child, I didn’t fully understand the severity of climate change. However, now I realize that it’s a significant problem that poses a threat to our planet. Climate change refers to long-term changes in temperature and weather patterns that can be caused by natural factors. But since


My Take on Climate Change

Climate change has been responsible for affecting crops by the frequent change in temperature, increase in rainfall and more droughts. Note that climate is not the same as weather; weather is precipitation and temperature occurring at one single time, as climate occurs over a long period  of time.