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Final Draft What is Climate Change and How It May Affect Bangladesh

Final Draft What is Climate Change and How It May Affect Bangladesh

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WHAT IS CLIMATECHANGE? AND HOW ITWILL EFFECTBANGLADESH
By James S. Pender 
 
 WHAT IS CLIMATECHANGE? AND HOW ITMAY AFFECTBANGLADESH
 By James S. Pender 
August 2008.
This paper is an attempt to summarise current international and nationalliterature on climate change and put it into language which will be more easilyunderstood by development practitioners in Bangladesh and elsewhere. It isto be expected that any summary may overlook some of the complexitiesinvolved so for more detailed information on any topic refer to the citedreferences. Comments and ideas for improvement of this paper will bewelcomed by the author at: cbsdpconsultant-climatechange@yahoo.co.uk
 
For this paper suggested citation is:
Pender, J.S. 2008. What Is Climate Change? And How It Will Effect Bangladesh.Briefing Paper. (Final Draft). Dhaka, Bangladesh : Church of Bangladesh SocialDevelopment Programme.
 
 
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CONTENTSSUMMARY
4
AKNOWLEDGEMENTS
5
 INTRODUCTION
6
SECTION 1:
WHAT IS CLIMATE CHANGE? 8
1.1
 
Climate 8
1.2
 
The Greenhouse Effect 9
1.3
 
Evidence for Global Warming 10
SECTION 2:
FUTURE CLIMATE CHANGE PREDICTIONS 12
2.1
 
Temperature 12
2.2
 
Agriculture 12
2.3
 
Drought 13
2.4
 
Heavy Rainfall 14
2.5
 
Winds 14
2.6
 
Glacier / snow melt 15
2.7
 
Sea Level Rise 15
2.8
 
Oceans and Seas 16
2.9
 
Biodiversity 16
2.10
 
Economic Cost 17
2.11
 
Conflict 18
2.12
 
Health & Disease 18
SECTION 3:
CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION 19
3.1
 
What is „Mitigation‟
19
3.2
 
Advocacy 20
3.3
 
Mitigation Action in Bangladesh 21
3.4
 
Lifestyle changes 22
3.5
 
Energy Use 23
3.6
 
Agriculture 24
3.7
 
Trees and Forests 26

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