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        Environmental Refugees: Bangladesh | Extreme Realities

        In this video segment from Journey to Planet Earth: Extreme Realities, explore the impact of climate change on rice production and population in Bangladesh, a country with roughly half the population of the United States, within the size of New York State. Sediments that flow from Himalayan rivers make this fertile land suitable for growing rice, but annual monsoon floods displace many people. Sea-level rise induced by climate change threatens 60% of the Bangladesh population, producing close to 30 million environmental refugees. The increase of floods diminish productive farmland and shifts the country into further extreme poverty.

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