Photo by Monirul Alam @moniruldiary for @everydayclimatechange ~ People at work in Kotka mangrove forest in Sundarban. September, 2017. Khulna, Bangladesh. The most devastating climatic disaster in Bangladesh is severe tropical cyclone with storm surge. Due to rapid climate change, the Bay of Bengal, a north and extended arm of the Indian Ocean often becomes rebellious and severe cyclone sweeps over the costal belt. Sidr was the strongest cyclone to hit Bangladesh since the cyclone of 1991. Plants and animals of the Sundarbans suffered enormous devastation.
After Sidr, Aila swept over the coastal region of the country on May, 2009. The storm hit the coastal district in Bangladesh. Under climate change projection scenarios low rainfall in the dry season will be further diminished. As a result winter and pre-monsoon temperature will rise significantly and thus drought intensity will be further augmented. It will cause a sharp decline in river flow. Salinity will penetrate inland that will ultimately restrict choice for the most preferred crops. High and moderate level water demanding plants and organisms will go extinct locally. Scientists estimate that over 70,000 people will be displaced from the Sundarbans due to sea level rise by the year 2030. People become homeless and suffering shortage of food, drinking water and medicines especially children and woman suffer much more. Rising sea levels and the growing number of natural disasters forced by climate change are already driving migration and displacement. Climate Change is my long-term project where I began to document of marginal condition in my own country of Bangladesh. © Monirul Alam
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