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National Geographic features Bangladesh

Bangladesh features in the May 2011 issue of National Geographic magazine in a series on impacts of global climate change. This photo is taken on the same Turag River that flows past IUBAT. The article emphasizes how river flooding, rising sea-levels and stronger tropical storms will stress an already-crowded region. It quotes a population health expert on the importance of professional education as a way to relieve some of the pressures. But the theme of the article is resilience – how Bangladeshis are already adapting with their centuries of experience in crisis management. “Precisely because Bangladesh has so many problems, it’s long served as a kind of laboratory for innovative solutions… proving itself far more resourceful than skeptics might have guessed.” This is no surprise to anyone who has visited IUBAT.

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