In Dhaka the best form of transportation is often a bicycle rickshaw. Image by Dan Grossman. Bangladesh, 2009. Add this image to a lesson

Some of the countries most at risk from climate change are low-lying nations. And chief among them is the South Asian country of Bangladesh. Rising seas threaten to inundate this already disaster-prone land. But Bangladesh is experimenting with new ways to protect itself. One possible solution uses floods to prevent floods. It’s an idea that was forced on the government in a revolt by desperate farmers. Reporter Daniel Grossman has our story.

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Planet Earth's average temperature has risen about one degree Fahrenheit in the last fifty years. By the end of this century it will be several degrees higher, according to the latest climate research. But global warming is doing more than simply making things a little warmer. 

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June 23, 2015 / Yale Environment 360
Dan Grossman
The flood that swept through the Indian state of Uttarakhand two years ago killed thousands of people. Now researchers are saying that melting glaciers and shifting storm tracks played a major role.
March 24, 2015 / Yale Environment 360
Dan Grossman
For two towns in northern India, melting glaciers have had very different impacts—one town has benefited from flowing streams and bountiful harvests, but the other's water supply has dried up.