Rising waters swamp Bangladesh island

More than a million residents of Bhola face bleak future as climate refugees as level of water wipes out villages.

    The UN panel for climate change has warned that humanity is facing even greater risks because of global warming.

    It highlights a few key areas under stress including rapidly melting ice caps that contribute to rising sea levels.

    In Bangladesh, for instance, the rising sea level and river erosion have seen half of Bhola island disappear in just 40 years.

    Bhola is often called the 'ground zero' of climate change, and the island's 1.5 million residents face a bleak future as climate refugees.

    Al Jazeera's Maher Sattar reports from Bhola.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    FGM: The last cutting season

    FGM: The last cutting season

    Maasai women are spearheading an alternative rite of passage that excludes female genital mutilation.

    'No girl is safe': The mothers ironing their daughters' breasts

    Victims of breast ironing: It felt like 'fire'

    Cameroonian girls are enduring a painful daily procedure with long lasting physical and psychological consequences.

    Could mega-dams kill the mighty River Nile?

    Could mega-dams kill the mighty River Nile?

    For Ethiopia, a new dam holds the promise of much-needed electricity; for Egypt, the fear of a devastating water crisis.