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Impact of sea level rise in Bangladesh
http://maps.grida.no/go/graphic/impact-of-sea-level-rise-in-bangladesh

UNEP GRID Arendal

A simple three-part diagram from UNEP GRID Vital Water Graphics showing what the impact of global warming will be on projected coastlines and populated areas of Bangladesh with a 1 and 1.5 m sea level rise relative to the current coastline.

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About the Science

  • The general data sources are given as Dacca University and Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) with no specific references.
  • From the Second Edition (2008) Vital Water Graphics from UNEP, updating a 2002 edition.
  • Comments from expert scientist: The main strength of this graphic is this clarity. It is accurate in the sense that the elevation of land Bangladesh is changing on a much longer time scale than the current rate of change in sea level.

About the Pedagogy

  • The dramatic projected change in the coastline of Bangladesh will promote questions about social equity issues, how poor countries cope with large scale disruption, and what responsibilities the industrial world has to countries that must bear this kind of climate change impact.
  • It can also be used to promote discussion about the science of sea level rise, terrain mapping, and social and political impacts of climate change.

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