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Climate change: A terrible disaster is coming to Bangladesh

Executive President of South Asian Climate Change Journalists Forum Karamat Ullah  BiplabClimate scientists and environmental experts fear that Bangladesh’s crop production may decrease by 50 percent by the year 2050 as a result of climate change. They think that new types of diseases will also spread in this. They said these things at a joint national seminar of Zoom Bangladesh Youth Foundation, Ocean Network Express and South Asian Climate Journalists Forum at the National Press Club on Saturday (May 18). Atmospheric Pollution Study Center-CAPS was the consultant for the seminar on ‘Climate Change and Prevention of Heat Waves’.

The main speaker of the seminar was the famous water and climate scientist Professor Dr. Ainun Nishat He said that nature is retaliating with the unbearable heat and cold flow that humans have done to the environment by not following the rules. He feared that in the coming days these may strike as more terrible disasters.

Architect and urban planner Iqbal Habib said that 33,000 occupiers in the capital Dhaka are holding the normal life of 2 crore people hostage. They have occupied more than 70 percent of the city’s canals, rivers and wetlands and constructed high-rise buildings. Which has made Dhaka city one of the most polluted cities in the world.

Environment and climate expert Dr. Ahmad Kamruzzaman Majumdar said, the rate at which pollution and toxic dust particles are increasing in the air of Bangladesh is causing several lakhs of people to fall ill every year. He said that if a master plan is not taken to prevent these pollutions, hundreds of thousands of people may die every year.

Executive President of South Asian Climate Change Journalists Forum Karamat Ullah  Biplab told the  seminar that more than 30 percent of the land of the coast of Bangladesh has already become salty due to climate change. At least 2 million people have lost their crops and livelihood. Most of whom are coming to the city as climate refugees. These people are having a miserable day.

President of Zoom Bangladesh Youth Foundation Mohammad Ruhul Amin, Principal Advisor Engineer Khaled Hossain, and founder and CEO of the organization Md Shahin Prodhan were present at the main event.