Land Under Water: Living With the Effects of Climate Change in Bangladesh

Low lying and fed by three major rivers, Bangladesh is one of the most climate vulnerable nations on the planet.

Swelling rivers and frequent cyclones are changing the lands and lives of Bangladeshis and they're coping in different ways. Shrimp farms have taken the place of more traditional farms. Larger boats and barges called floating hospitals bring healthcare to the poor living in the chars—erosion-prone low lying islands formed by silt.

Bangladesh is the most densely populated country in the world—its climate vulnerability adds to the competition for available resources. Boston University College of Communication student fellow Nikita Sampath reports on the challenges the Bangladeshi now face.

Land Under Water

Climate change is affecting vulnerable populations of Bangladesh. They are adapting in a number of ways, setting an example for the developed West.