Climate Change in Bangladesh ~ A dead cow lie near a Pousher river at Patharghata on 21 November 2007 Borguna, Bangladesh. Cyclone Sidr reached a top speed of almost 240km per hour. The coastal area was most affected. The countrys southern costal areas and southwest was devastated. Thousands were killed. Climate Change touches already every corner of the world and every aspect of people’s lives. As the global temperature increases, its impacts will become even more extreme. The impact of climate change world is already facing food and fuel crises. World Bank and IMF have sounded a larger alarm push 100 million people in low-income countries deeper into poverty. In Bangladesh we are seeing rice-crises firsthand everyday. The long queues on the roadside subsidized rice sale centers are probably an indication of the coming hunger, when 30 million people will face starvation. In Bangladesh natural disasters like SIDR, River Erosion, Drought and Flood mass migration of people from the countryside to the cities. Visions of money, food and a better life, but many of they failed to realize their dreams lured the migrants, and the rural poor became the urban poor. Climate Change is my long-term project where I began to document of marginal condition in my own country of Bangladesh. My investigation finally brought me to a climate refugee in Bangladesh. Monirul Alam #climatechange#globalwarming#everydayclimatechange#photojournalism#climate#bangladesh#worker#migrant#dailylife#erosion#drought#flood#yourshotphotographer#reportagespotlight#opensocietyfoundations#lensculture#editorial#longtermproject#documentary#photoessay#animals#Forest#Suburban#Borguna#DeadAnimal#CycloneSidr
During President Obama’s #farewell address, he expressed taking on the challenge of #climatechange. “Now, we can and should argue about the best approach to solve the problem. But to simply deny the problem not only betrays future generations, it betrays the essential spirit of this country—the essential spirit of innovation and practical problem-solving that guided our Founders.” _____
Some U.S. environmental highlights he shared from the past 8 years:
🏼Cut dependence on foreign #oil in half
Led the world with the #ParisAgreement, with promise to save our planet
He cautioned without bolder action “our children won't have time to debate the existence of climate change. They'll be busy dealing with its effects” including: more environmental disasters
more economic disruptions
waves of climate refugees seeking sanctuary
I encourage you to read the entire farewell address transcript (link below). On a personal note, to me, #PresidentObama is a national treasure and I appreciate his action as a resilient warrior for environmental progress across the globe. I’ll always remember his humble dedication, exemplary grace and integrity demonstrated while in office. I will miss you, #POTUS, and can’t wait to see what you set your sights on next.
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"It’s a half-circle of concentric blues at the top of the image – it’s almost as if global warming is looking right back at you." Check out the @guardian today to see @timolieber talking about the stunning @thaw2017 exhibition (Link in Bio). Don't forget you will be able to see this striking image along with many others at @bonhams1793 from 20th February. @scott.polar#thaw2017
#softcoral This soft coral belongs to the Nephtheidae family and I think they are some of the most beautiful corals a diver can see. Their range of colours is mesmerising and there are far more variations then the ones I captured in this photograph.
Recent research has uncovered the protective properties of the beautiful soft coral tissue, which proved resilient when exposed to declining oceanic pH levels. The study provides insight into the changing face of coral reefs threatened by dropping oceanic pH levels as a result of climate change and may provide a new approach toward preserving the harder, calcified reef foundations.