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dc.contributorBlalock, Steven
dc.creatorNasreen, Mahbuba
dc.creatorRahman, Mizanur
dc.description.abstractClimate change has become a global concern, especially since the international forums’ urge to take immediate collaborative actions to meet the challenges of climate change and its effects. Climate change instigates to increase frequency and severity of disasters with adverse impacts on humans, natural ecosystem and quality of human survival. Bangladesh is recognized by the world communities as one of the most vulnerable countries susceptible to global warming, climate change and disasters. Some of the impacts of climate change on agriculture based country have already been observed: irregular monsoon and very little rainfall in dry period; increased frequency, intensity and recurrence of floods, cyclones; crop damage due to flash floods and monsoon floods; crop failure due to drought; salinity intrusion along the coast leading to redundancy of prevailing crop practices. The most alarming prediction about the impacts of climate change in Bangladesh is that more than 25 million people will become climate refugees and food insecure only due to sea level rise in the coming decades. Climate induced disasters displace millions of people. Human health is also at risk from growing incidence of diseases linked to rising temperatures and rainfall variability. Increasingly saline drinking water is resulting acute health hazards. Climate induced disasters affect all people: children, women and men. However, in a gendered culture and economics women and girls face number of problems due to their gender identity. Government of Bangladesh and her people have been taking many initiatives and adaptive measures for reducing the adverse impacts of climate change. However, addressing climate change issues is becoming challenging due to its multifaceted and multilayered governance. Lack of integration in taking initiatives combining climate change and disaster related crises. Urgent attention at local and international levels is a prerequisite in this regard.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipSchool of Environment and Natural Resourcesen_US
dc.description.sponsorshipSustainable and Resilient Economy Initiativeen_US
dc.description.sponsorshipInstitute for Population Researchen_US
dc.description.sponsorshipEnvironmental Policy Initiativeen_US
dc.description.sponsorshipGlobal Water Institute, and the School of Earth Sciencesen_US
dc.publisherOhio State University. Mershon Center for International Security Studiesen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesMershon Center for International Security Studiesen_US
dc.subjectclimate changeen_US
dc.titleClimate Change, Resilience, and Adaptation in Bangladeshen_US

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