Land grabs threaten environment in Bangladeshi capital

Land grabs threaten environment in bangladeshi capital

Al Jazeera English published this video item, entitled “Land grabs threaten environment in Bangladeshi capital” – below is their description.

During the past 20 years, land grabs in Dhaka have swallowed two-thirds of ecologically important wetlands. As a result, the low-lying megacity has increasingly been flooded as climate change hastens extreme weather effects.

Al Jazeera’s @TanvirChowdhury reports from Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Al Jazeera English YouTube Channel

Got a comment? Leave your thoughts in the comments section, below. Please note comments are moderated before publication.


About This Source - Al Jazeera English

The video item below is a piece of English language content from Al Jazeera. Al Jazeera is a Qatari state-funded broadcaster based in Doha, Qatar, owned by the Al Jazeera Media Network.

Recent from Al Jazeera English:

Gunman kills at least 7 people in occupied East Jerusalem attack

Who is Indian billionaire Gautam Adani? | Al Jazeera Newsfeed

What is the aim of Antony Blinken’s Middle East trip? | Inside Story

In This Story: Bangladesh

Bangladesh, officially the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, is a country in South Asia. It is the eighth-most populous country in the world, with a population exceeding 162 million people.

Bangladesh is one of the most densely populated countries in the world.

Dhaka, the capital and largest city, is the nation’s economic, political, and cultural hub. Chittagong, the largest seaport, is the second-largest city.

2 Recent Items: Bangladesh

Bangladesh economic crisis: Protests continue over rising prices

Protests in Bangladesh grow due to rising prices

In This Story: Climate Change

Climate Change is the name commonly given to the notion that the Earth is undergoing a changing climate as a result of human activity, including notable leaders, scientists and naturalists including Sir David Attenborough.

Climate change includes both the global warming driven by human emissions of greenhouse gases, and the resulting large-scale shifts in weather patterns.

2 Recent Items: Climate Change

War, inflation, pandemic and climate change threaten African nations’ food security | DW News

Carlsberg’s New Lager Is Made for a Warming World

Leave a Comment

We don't require your email address, or your name, for anyone to leave a comment. If you do add an email address, you may be notified if there are replies to your comment - we won't use it for any other purpose. Please make respectful comments, which add value, and avoid personal attacks on others. Links are not allowed in comments - 99% of spam comments, attempt to post links. Please describe where people may find additional information - for example "visit the UN website" or "search Google for..." rather than posting a link. Comments failing to adhere to these guidelines will not be published.