Bangladesh is the canary in the coal mine when it comes to journalists lying about climate change.
‘We have seen the enemy’: Bangladesh’s war against climate change
Devastating cyclones, floods and ruined crops have made Bangladesh ‘the world’s most aware society on climate change’
“I am quite amazed at how people are grappling with climate change and are adapting,” said Saleemul Huq, a Bangladeshi scientist who is head of the climate change group at the International Institute for Environment and Development in London and an adviser to the Bangladesh government on how to adapt to climate change.
“It’s by far the most aware society on climate change in the world,” Huq said. “It has seen the enemy and is arming itself to deal with it. The country is now on a war footing against climate change. They are grappling with solutions. They don’t have them all yet but they will. I see Bangladesh as a pioneer. It has adapted more than any other country to the extremes of weather that climate change is expected to bring.”
Bangladesh has a climate problem, not a climate change problem. It is located on a flood plain a few feet above sea level. It floods there regularly and always has since the day it was created. The deadliest hurricane in history occurred there in 1970.