Bangladesh: Erosion by climate change biggest threat to Sunderbans

Daily Pioneer: While the debate on the vulnerability of Sunderbans as one of the hot spots of climate change continues -- experts have predicted that at least a “dozen islands on the South-western part of the mangrove swamps are likely to lose an average of 65 per cent of their land by 2015.” These according to experts are “tangible impacts” of the climate change phenomenon being perceived here. What adds to the concern is that of these 12 islands assessed to be the most vulnerable to accelerated erosion, five......

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