I'm excited to be speaking tonight in Omaha, Nebraska with @natgeo Live at the Holland Performing Arts Center. My talk, "Rhinos, Rickshaws and Revolutions," will include stories from the past as well as my most recent work. There are a handful of tickets left, if you'd like to join us. For those not in Omaha, I'll also be speaking for NG Live in Kitchener, Ontario on Apr. 26, Buffalo, NY on May 8, and San Jose, CA on May 9. (Link to ticket info in profile.) This photo is from my work in #Bangladesh which is on the frontlines of #climatechange. The country faces a double threat: rising sea levels as a result of the melting ice caps and glaciers, and as the world warms, more extreme weather patterns. They say the monsoon rains in the region are concentrating into a shorter period, causing a cruel combination of more extreme floods and longer periods of drought.
Bangladesh is made up of a massive estuary delta of the Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna Rivers. Any rise in ocean levels represents a grave danger to the country. "Even if people stopped emitting carbon dioxide tomorrow, large regions of the South would soon be underwater,” says climate expert Atiq Rahman. Approximately 10 million people live in parts of Bangladesh lying less than a meter above current sea levels. Scientists are predicting that climate change could lead to a rise in sea levels that would flood at least 17 percent of Bangladesh and create around 20-35 million refugees by 2050.
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