Climate Change In Bangladesh
Directed by Yann Arthus-Bertrand
30 minutes I 2015
While traveling through Bangladesh, from the Southern Bengal’s bay to the “Chars” -those Northern precarious Islands-, through Dacca or Chittagong -the largest Graveyard in the world-, this short documentary directed by Yann Arthus-Bertrand features the country’s crucial fight against climate change.
It is the largest delta in the world… And it is a country. Its name is Bangladesh. Almost three hundred watercourses pass through Bangladesh.
Thus the 160 million inhabitants of the country, which ranks among the poorest and most densely populated countries in the world, have learnt how to live in the middle of water and adapt to its whims. Here and for all, water remains the main resource, whether talking of fishing or agriculture, on which nearly 70% of Bangladeshi are depending.
Cyclones, hurricanes, floods, erosion… that country, located at only 5 meters above sea level, locally undergoes the consequences of a global warming for which it is not responsible.
If the global warming keeps going at the same pace, Bangladesh could lose up to 17% of its territory by 2050. Between 20 and 40 million people would end up with no land under their feet.
Broadcast on RMC Découverte
Produced by Hope Production