Flooding will rise up to 50 per cent in the next 60 years due to climate chance, endangering millions of lives, a new research warns. Researchers say that would mean about 77 million more people will be at risk of experiencing flooding, a rise of 52 per cent to 225 million. The flooding risks costing the global economy $14.2trillion (£10.9 trillion) – 20 per cent of global GDP, according to the study. The analysis, led by scientists at the University of Melbourne in Australia and involving University of East Anglia (UEA) researchers, is based on a climate scenario where carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere continue to rise rapidly.
Bangladesh has been facing a severe flood which occurred three times since May 26. According to the Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief (22 July Report), “the floods have damaged home and crops and affected 2.6 million people. The floods have so far flooded 560, 000 families in the 16 districts. If 5 members of each family are caught, the number of people at rick of flood is about 26 lakhs”. The Ministry of Agriculture said on the same day, “About 8,210 hectares of land belonging to 11 crops in 14 districts have been affected by the floods so far. Of which 41 thousands 917 hectares of land has been completely damaged”. Till people are suffering.
The study lead author Professor Robert Nicholas, director of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research at UEA, said: ” This analysis shows the urgency of action to address sea level rise via both climate mitigation to reduce the rise and adaptation such as better coastal defenses, as of the rise is unavoidable.”
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Co-author Prof Ian Young, of the University of Melbourne, said that while north west Europe is `particularly exposed’ to rising flood risk, the study shows other major risk areas in every continent with hotspots in Australia, New Zealand, China, India, South-East Asia, South-West Africa and North Ameria. He said, ” This is critical research from a policy point of view because it provides political with a credible estimate of the risks and costs we are facing, and a basis or taking action. This data should act as a wake up call to inform policy at global and local government level so that more floods defenses can be built to safeguard coastal life and infrastructure”.
We can’t manage foods for daily lives, what is the Eid for us! Cyclone Amphan blew away the roofs, made by waved tin of our houses. Later, the embankment at Kurkahuniya of Kopotakkho River broke and washed out our houses at the river. Now we lived on the road with cows and goats. More than two months have passed. The tide is still flowing in our yards. No place to stay. I got some money in the month of Ramadan and made treatment of my sick husband with that. Nothing was gotten on the Eid-ul-Fitre. Not eaten properly. If food managed, then we eat together or we spend the days drinking only water. I don’t think anything will be gotten at Eid-ul-Azha. People are floating in the water. We have tried hard, but can’t repair the embankment. What is our Eid again? We have been floating in the water for so long, no one can come to see our sufferings. There is no place to go up for bathroom, waiting until evening to get it. You can celebrate Eid, it is not for us.’ Manjila Khatun (45) of Kurikahunia area of Pratapnagar in Asashuni started crying while saying these words.
The research team explained that analysis does not take account existing flood defenses that in places such as northern Europe already provide
significant' protection. But they warned that the extent of the increased risk highlighted by the study shows just how `vulnerable’ large parts of the world will become unless action is taken both to mitigate the efforts of climate change and expand flood defenses.
Climate change explained
Here are the basic facts…
- Scientists have lots of evidence to show that the Earth’s climate is rapidly changing due to human activity
- Climate change will result in problems like global warming, greater risk of flooding, droughts and regular heatwaves
- Each of the last three decades have been hotter than the previous one and 17 of the 18 warmest years on record have happened during the 21stcentury
- The Earth only needs to increase by a few degrees for it to spell disaster
- The oceans are already warming, polar ice and glaciers are melting, sea levels are rising and we’re seeing more extreme weather events
- In 2015, almost all of the world’s nations signed a deal called the Paris Agreement which set out ways in which they could tackle climate change and try to keep temperatures below 2C
Ms Kirezci added: `Our research shows that large parts of communities residing in low-lying coastal areas are at risk of being devastated so we need urgent action. Vulnerable areas need to start building coastal defenses, we need to increase our preparedness, and we need to be following strategies to mitigate climate change.”
The finding were published in the journal Scientific Reports, published in The Sun.