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Climate Change in Bangladesh

Confronting Impending Disasters

by Harun Rasid Author · Bimal Paul Author


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Climate Change in Bangladesh: Confronting Impending Disasters is a comprehensive analysis of climate change impacts on Bangladesh, followed by a review of measures for confronting the manifested threats of climate change on the people and environment of Bangladesh. Using an integrative approach, the authors blend their own work on indigenous adjustments to climatic hazards in Bangladesh with an analysis of the role of modern engineering intervention and disaster management policies in alleviating these hazards. There is also an emphasis on the environment and people of coastal Bangladesh who are at risk of inundation due to global warming–induced sea level rise. Thus, in addition to analyzing main climatic disasters at some length—tropical cyclones (hurricanes), floods, droughts, and sea level rise—key topics of human dimensions of climate change include climate change victims, climate refugees, climate justice, public policies on climate change, and a sample of adaptation measures for living with the rising sea levels.

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Harun Rasid (Author)

Harun Rashid is emeritus professor at the department of geography and earth science, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Bimal Kanti Paul is a professor of geography at Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas.

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