Floods: A third of Bangladesh underwater, over one million marooned

Floods: A third of Bangladesh underwater, over one million marooned

One of the heaviest monsoon rains in a decade has already put a third of Bangladesh underwater, forcing over one million people to leave their homes for higher ground, and the situation is worsening. There is a forecast of more rains in the coming ten days, which could put 40 percent of the country of 160 million people under water.

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Bangladesh is particularly prone to flooding. Unfortunately, as global temperatures rise, and sea water levels increase, the situation will get worse. Countries which do not contribute so much to global warming are the ones which will bear the maximum brunt of its dire consequences. All of us really need to take a deep, hard look at our lifestyles and see where all we can cut back on plastic, reduce our carbon footprint, and most importantly, try and hold companies accountable for mess that they've created. https://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2017/jul/10/100-fossil-fuel-companies-investors-responsible-71-global-emissions-cdp-study-climate-change

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