Bangladesh faces mass migration, loss of land from climate change

Malaysian Star: It is hard to imagine Shamisur Gazi sprinting up a tree. He is 86, has a hump on his back and, at the best of times, he needs a cane to walk. But people do extraordinary things in extraordinary circumstances. On May 25, 2009, a few hours before Cyclone Aila hit Bangladesh and India, Gazi remembers the rain — it was relentless, it came down in brown sheets and visibility was barely two metres. The wind was fierce, but toward mid-afternoon, it suddenly picked up more momentum and began toppling......

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