Climate Change and Migration in Bangladesh: Golden Bengal to Land of Disasters

Type

Journal Article

Author(s)

Khatun, M.

Title

Climate Change and Migration in Bangladesh: Golden Bengal to Land of Disasters

Year

2013

Journal

Bangladesh e-Journal of Sociology

Vol (No), pp

10(2), 64-79

Abstract

This paper focuses on the relationship between climate change and migration in Bangladesh. The country is expecting 49 million, 63 million, and 78 million displaced people in 2010, 2015, and 2020 respectively due to climate change. Bangladesh is the most vulnerable country in the world because of frequent floods. The country becomes the third and the sixth most vulnerable country in terms of tsunami and cyclones. Drought will affect eight million people by2050. In future, the combined effect of high population growth and displaced population will make the country more vulnerable to social and economic underdevelopment. With increasing climate change vulnerabilities, people will consider taking an advantage of international migration if resources became exhausted. For resolving the problems of many more environmental migrants in upcoming years, this is high time to think about future floods of environmental migrants and the adaptation measure necessary for the survival of many.

Citation

Khatun, M. (2013). Climate Change and Migration in Bangladesh: Golden Bengal to Land of Disasters. Bangladesh e-Journal of Sociology, 10(2), 64-79.

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