B A N G L A D E S H S E E N F R O M T H E S K Y, by Yann Arthus-Bertrand
It’s the largest delta in the world…. And it's a country. It's called Bangladesh. Almost three hundred rivers flow through Bangladesh, defining its geography and the lifestyle of its people.
Thus, the 160 million inhabitants of this country, among the poorest and most densely populated in the world, have learned to live in the middle of the water and to adapt to its whims. Here and for everyone, it remains the main resource, whether for fishing or for agriculture on which nearly 70% of Bangladeshis depend.
But today, water, that lifelong ally, has become a real threat. Caught between the melting snow of the Himalayan glaciers in the north of the country, and the rising waters of the Indian Ocean in the south, the inhabitants find themselves submerged by it.
Cyclones, hurricanes, floods, erosion, this country, located just five meters above sea level, is locally suffering the consequences of global warming for which it is not responsible.
Worse yet, if global warming continues at the same rate, Bangladesh could lose up to 17% of its territory by 2050. Between 20 and 40 million people would then be without land under their feet.
In addition to this, you need to know more about it.
While traveling through Bangladesh from the Bay of Bengal in the South, to the "tanks", these precarious islands of the North, via Dhaka or even Chittagong, the largest boat cemetery in the world, these few images tell this country in the front line. changes in climate and whose survival hangs by a thread.