Low-lying Bangladesh is one of the countries most vulnerable to
climate change, but its people are not helpless victims. Via
traditional wisdom and pragmatic innovation, they are literally
holding back the sea, writes Joseph Hanlon, and adapting to climate
Sometimes I think that the media and aid agencies want
Bangladeshis to be victims who we can rush in and 'save'. The
reality is just the opposite. As a vice chancellor of a Bangladeshi
university told me, "Bangladesh is God's laboratory on natural
disaster, so we know how to deal with most of this."
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