Dr. Shahriar Hossain
Mango buds, honeysuckle and muster-flower are blooming earlier in the winter. Foggy days are longer than in the past and northern part of Bangladesh is no more cooler. Cyclone and flood are becoming common and frequent every year. These are indications of a warming climate.
The Bangladesh is particularly vulnerable to the sea level rise (SLR) on account of its low-lying deltaic topography. The total area of the coastal belt is about 39,300 sq.km (27 percent of the country’s total area), and more than 29 million people (22 percent of the national population) live in this vulnerable area. Climate change may influence erosion, accretion, floods, water logging, cyclones and tidal surges in the coastal region.