“They've watched sea levels rise, salinity infect their coastal aquifers, river flooding become more destructive, and cyclones batter their coast with increasing intensity---all changes associated with disruptions in the global climate,” Belt writes.“Thousands of people arrive in
Dhaka(the capital) each day, fleeing river flooding in the north and cyclones in the south,” Belt continues. “Many of them end up living in the densely populated slum of Korail. And with hundreds of thousands of such migrants already, Dhakais in no shape to take in new residents. It's already struggling to provide the most basic services and infrastructure.” By 2050, the country's population is predicted to reach 220 million “and a good chunk of its current landmass could be permanently underwater.”
“By 2050 millions of displaced people will overwhelm not just our limited land and resources but our government, our institutions, and our borders,” Major General Muniruzzaman of the Bangladesh Institute of Peace and Security Studies told Belt.