Climate Change Will Worsen Water Shortages in Bangladesh

27 Sep 2011 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
washington, dc, united states

Bangladesh, expected by many to be among the nations most severely affected by climate change, can look forward to an increase in freshwater shortages in the future, according to Ali Riaz, professor and chair of the Department of Politics and Government at Illinois State University. “The ongoing climate change will cause dramatic reduction in agricultural productivity and substantial decline in fisheries resulting, perhaps, in the demise of food security. Bangladesh already faces serious shortages in freshwater,” Riaz told attendees at a conference called “Perfect Storm? Population Pressures, Natural Resource Constraints and Climate Change in Bangladesh,” held at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars on September 19...

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