Climate Change in Bangladesh

Climate Change in Bangladesh : Confronting Impending Disasters

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This book provides an essential interdisciplinary text on climate change and sea level rise in Bangladesh for undergraduate and graduate students of geography, environmental studies, sociology, anthropology, political science and others. Furthermore, it is an invaluable resource for managers and planners of the government of Bangladesh and several international agencies, including the United Nations, UNDP, UNEP, ADB, who are involved in climate change mitigation and adaptation.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 252 pages
  • 157.48 x 226.06 x 25.4mm | 748.42g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 26 Tables, unspecified; 6 Halftones, black and white; 1 Illustrations, black and white
  • 0739183532
  • 9780739183533

Review quote

[The authors] provide a fascinating, rich, and engrossing account of climatic disasters and climate change in Bangladesh...A real international dialogue is the only way we are going to face the challenge of climate change and take on the perils and promise of the twenty-first century. Rashid and Paul's book makes a compelling case for why we have to do it and how we can succeed... Rashid and Paul present a grounded but broad view of climate change in Bangladesh, judiciously assessing the key debates and recognizing (but never drowning in) complexity. [The] authors combine an authoritative voice with meticulous documentation...Climate Change in Bangladesh offers compelling empirical insights and provides a welcome synthesis and interrogation of impacts of the climate change in the country...[The book] could not be more timely. The book puts the problems of climate change in an increasingly interconnected and increasingly environmentally riven Bangladesh into useful and illuminating context. It brings together history, geography, government, and with no small amount of passion. AAG Review of Books Harun Rashid and Bimal Paul bring an entirely fresh perspective to climate change and the management of climatic disasters in Bangladesh. Their emphasis on coping strategies, indigenous adjustments, and management of disasters provides valuable guidance to disaster managers, NGOs, local politicians, and students. Anyone interested in how the developing world should cope with climatic disasters will find answers here. -- Thomas W. Schmidlin, Kent State University Bangladesh, frequently cited by disaster scholars as the epitome of a highly vulnerable country, is graphically illustrated by Rashid and Paul in this very well-researched book. This is a remarkable volume that will have value far beyond the lived experiences of those in Bangladesh - indeed, we can all learn much from those in the front line of the disasters to come in the twenty-first century. -- Graham A. Tobin, University of South Florida Bangladesh has a special significance in the evolving global problem of how to cope with natural hazards and climate change. This excellent book, by leading experts in the field, gives a powerful, authoritative account of the issues involved and how to tackle them. -- David Alexander, University College Londonshow more

About Harun Rasid

Harun Rashid is emeritus professor at the department of geography and earth science, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Bimal Kanti Paul is a professor of geography at Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas.show more

Table of contents

Preface Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: Impacts on Air Temperature, Precipitation, and Sea level rise Chapter 3: Impacts on Tropical Cyclones and Coping Strategies Chapter 4: Impacts on Floods and Coping Strategies Chapter 5: Impacts on Droughts and Coping Strategies Chapter 6: Climate Change Victims and Climate Justice Chapter 7: Climate Refugees Chapter 8: Confronting Climate Change through Disaster Management Initiatives Chapter 9: Confronting Sea Level Rise through Adaptation Chapter 10: Summary and Conclusionshow more