It is painful to think about not having a home.The capital of Bangladesh, Dhaka is quite well known to all for it is densely population. Dhaka’s 2020 population is now estimated at 21,005,860. Even, in 1950, the population was nearly three lakh. So, what was the reason behind such a massive shift of people in the capital?
Bangladesh remains one of the most vulnerable countries to the climate crisis with its flat topography making it more prone to significant floods. In 2016, it was ranked sixth on the Climate Risk Index.
The answer is quite simple, climate change. Well, it looks awkward. But the truth is, due to the continuous rise of average sea level. My country has to go thorough river erosion in the southern parts. Due to such calamity, people are losing their homes. In such circumstances, when what you have is only, life with you. There lies no option to settle around rather finding an informal job at the city itself.
When countries are destroying the environment, for the sake of power, technology and life style. A country like, Bangladesh known as the Delta of the world. Probably, known for its natural beauty and environment, need to go through immense suffering. Nature always follow a conservation law of happiness. At one end, where someone is becoming billionaire through running mills and factories. In addition, on the other, people like us, have to lose our home, and have to lose everything. It is painful beholding your grandfather’s graveyard demolishing into rivers water. It is painful to think about not having a home, where our golden days of childhood passed.
Climate change is the change in global or regional climate patterns, in particular a change apparent from the mid to late 20th century on wards and attributed largely to the increased levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide produced by the use of fossil fuels.
Rising global average temperature is associated with widespread changes in weather patterns. Scientific studies indicate that extreme weather events such as heat waves and large storms are likely to become more frequent or more intense with human-induced climate change. Climate change has also been connected with other damaging weather events such as more frequent and more intense hurricanes, floods, downpours, and winter storms. Burning fossil fuels, like natural gas, oil, and coal. Burning these materials releases what are called greenhouse gases into Earth’s atmosphere. There, these gases trap heat from the sun’s rays inside the atmosphere causing Earth’s average temperature to rise. This rise in the planet’s temperature is called global warming.
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In terms of carbon emission as per the reports of Union of Concerned Scientist, the top countries with highest carbon emission are China, U.S.A, India, and Russian Federation and so on. One of the key factors of this climate change is of course, emission of greenhouse gases.
For the cause of a resolution, United Nations Climate Change Conferences are yearly conferences held in the framework of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). They serve as the formal meeting of the UNFCCC Parties (Conference of the Parties, COP) to assess progress in dealing with climate change, and beginning in the mid-1990s, to negotiate the Kyoto Protocol to establish legally binding obligations for developed countries to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.
World annual deforestation is estimated as 13.7 million hectares a year, equal to the area of Greece. Only new forests or forest growth compensates half of this area. In addition to directly human-induced deforestation, the growing forests have also been affected by climate change, increasing risks of storms, and diseases. Kyoto protocol includes the agreement to prevent deforestation but not the actions to fulfill it.
Clearly, what Trump and his cohort fail to understand is that silly tweets like “Whatever happened to Global Warming?” and press statements downplaying the real impact and causes of climate change can only go so far. Ultimately, the truth will out, by bitter, lived experience if we do not wake up to the urgency of this crisis.
Today countries like, Bangladesh need the support of all for tackling this climate change issue. However, due to such ignorance about the topic, a smooth resolution is still not available.
The sustainable development goal’s 13 number is about climate action. There are over 1.8 billion young people in the world today, 90 per cent of whom live in developing countries, where they tend to make up a large proportion of the population. There are more than 235 million youth in India and 225 million in China alone. Therefore, the population number tells us about the impact that can be played by the youth generation.
Meanwhile, experts worry that a large surge of climate migrants is forming because of increasing climate risk, especially in the coastal areas of the South Asian nation of 160 million people. This migration, causing overpopulation in inner cities, is further leading to the human trafficking of children and women.
Actually, the effects of climate change is not going to occur now. We have to pay for it in the nearby future. Since, the world leaders and administration will not be at that time, they are not paying any heed to the impacts of climate change at all. However, due to the outbreak of covid-19, it is now or never.
Actually, nature does not see any races, religion, castes and many more while attacking upon us. Today, we have to face the cruelty of nature through this covid-19 pandemic. For the sake of our luxury, we are destroying our earth, where after 50 years our children will exist. Aren’t we doing injustice for them? Aren’t we destroying their childhood in the name of industrialization?
We are the future of this planet. If the administration cannot support us to reduce carbon emission, we shall stop it. Because, it is now or never. The teenagers of this 2020, not by the grown up ones, shall face the upcoming pandemic.
Written by:Syed Al Farabi