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monsoon flooding in Dhaka, Bangladesh, photo by Sumaiya Ahmed (source: Flickr Creative Commons)

In correspondence to the UN summit in Copenhagen, NBC News has begun a new series of segments documenting the front lines of climate change: A Perfect Storm – Climate Change and Conflict.

Located on the world’s largest river delta, Bangladesh has always been vulnerable to flooding, but climate change and resultant rising sea levels are making it all the more so. As usual, it is the poor who suffer the most. The symptoms of climate change in Bangladesh include population displacement, farmlands destroyed by salt water and regional political instability.

Watch the video report from msnbc.com embedded below and read the article ‘In Bangladesh, climate change is a matter of life and death’ by NBC News correspondent Ian Williams.

Sinking below sea level in Bangladesh

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About The Author: Graham Land

Greenfudge editor and London-based writer Graham Land grew up in the suburbs of Washington, DC, where he was part of the local hardcore punk scene, playing in several bands. Through this musical movement he became involved in grass roots interests such as anti-racist activism, animal rights and Ecology. In 2000 he relocated to Europe, eventually earning an MA from Malmö University in Sweden. He has also lived in Japan, Ireland, Portugal and Greece.



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