Bangladesh coast at risk of climate change

Coastal area in Bangladesh

Rafiqul Islam Montu
Somewhere in the river erosion, somewhere salinity. Somehow there is a rise in tide or tidal effect. The big islands are getting smaller. The land is not planted like before. Sausage layer in crop fields. Green is lost in many places. Cyclone Sider in 2007, cyclone Aila in 2009 caused extensive damage to the coastal region of Bangladesh. Many people have lost wealth. Many have left the area and have gone elsewhere. There has been an impact on livelihood, income has decreased. Children in school have left school to work. Experts say climate change has increased in the country due to climate change. The situation will get worse in the future.

The disaster of the adjacent village Kalabagir has increased the disaster. Salt water, tidal waves, and people are constantly fighting against river erosion. People can not think of the lifestyle of ten-twentieth years ago. After the 2007 cyclone Sidr and the Aila of 2009, the head was unable to stand up again. After losing their homestead, they have been left on the land of the dam.

Water sources of water in different parts of the West Bank have been lifted by the cyclone Aila. The pond-duba-khalike water flowed into the river. As a result, the source of water harvesting in the area was reduced drastically. There is no access to all that is there. Water crisis in Satyakshia district of Shyamnagar, Assasuni Upazila intensified.

The disaster has transformed a village of Vakhand into a hanging village. As much water as the Aila got, the house was built to get a high floor. The people living in the house of Dakopa Kalabagir living in the house hanging A big aisle like aisle did not come, but the water of tide also touched around the house. The house is made to work on the pillars.

Climate change has resulted in a crisis in life. Another cyclone comes to prevent a tornado, On the one hand, loss of wealth due to river erosion, on the other hand, the way of livelihood is shrinking, there is an increase in the people’s crisis.

In the climate change the coastal island union has been wrecked. In the last few years, the inhabitants of this region have been facing diversified disadvantages due to climate change. There is an unusual increase in the level of disasters in a year. Before the slopes did not increase the tide of water, there was no such effect on the zygote. But now the rainy season does not come when the tide is threatened with water in the island’s life.

According to sources, the coastal Bangladesh is at risk of severe calamities in climate change. The number of floods in the country has increased with frequent cyclones in decades. Increasingly, the horrors of floods are increasing. People from coastal areas are being confused with multilateral disasters including salinity, river erosion. When sea level rise is increased by 1 meter, two crore people of the coast will be destitute. The IPCC report warns that Bangladesh will face serious losses in global climate change. There will be multi-pronged disaster levels in this country.

According to research sources, the water level of about 30 thousand 868 cubic meters of water was lifted from the Bay of Bengal during the tide of the Bay of Bay, the Hatia channel, Sandeep channel, Karnafuli, on the edge of the Upaqalani Mohana Kutubdia Channel. Against this estuar, the downstream flow of the coastal and 38 thousand 896 sq km area of the central region of Bangladesh is declining. This is why river erosion is intense.

Environmentalist Dr. Atiq Aa Rahman said that due to climate change, different types of disasters are increasing. The salinity of the river water in the southwest has increased abnormal. In addition to the coastal areas, there are indications of disaster, including environmental disasters in different areas of the country. The floods have spread throughout the vast area. It shows that the risk of disaster risk is increasing in the country. The disaster forum convener, disaster expert Gohhar Naim Wara said, the risk of disaster is increasing in the coastal areas of the country due to various reasons. It will take necessary action right now. People have to be aware of. There is still no awareness among the common people about cyclone and other disasters. The general public does not understand the seaport-based warning message. State preparedness is also not strong in dealing with disaster.


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