Bangladesh at highest risk of sea level rising

Q.  Which of the following countries has been identified by the UN as the country most in danger from rising seas?
- Published on 29 Feb 16

a. Bangladesh
b. India
c. Indonesia
d. Japan

ANSWER: Bangladesh
  • Bangladesh at highest risk of sea level rising. A 1.5 m rise in next century will affect 16% land area and 15% population of Bangladesh.
  • Other affected countries are – India, Indonesia, Japan, and Vietnam.
  • Island nations too will be affected.
  • Low lying nations like – Kiribati, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Solomon Islands, etc. can be affected even by few inches of rise in sea level. Some of them are considering mass migration.
  • The Paris Consensus was on keeping the average global temperature rise this century well below 2°C above pre-industrial level.

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