Who Pays the Price?
Industrialization in developed countries has played the most prominent role in causing pollution, which has led to climate change. Fortunately for these countries they are not the ones on the front-lines of where climate change is wreaking havoc. Countries like Bangladesh are the most vulnerable (although Bangladesh produces just 0.3 of the emissions that is driving climate change).
The world’s leading body on Climate Change is meeting in Yokohama, Japan this week. One of the key discussion topics is the prediction that sea levels could rise 3 feet by 2100. Bangladesh will likely be the most effected by such a rise.
Click on the picture below to see a model that shows how coastal Bangladesh would change when sea level rises.
Keep reading at the NY Times – “Borrowed Time on Disappearing Land”.