The Decay

As one of the major victims of the anthropogenic climate change, Bangladesh is experiencing variable climatic conditions. Major rivers like Padma, Yamuna, Meghna, Brahmaputra and smaller rivers in the coastal region erode massively when the water level rise. Due to prolonged draughts, the temperature is increasing every year at an alarming rate. Sadly, people can’t adapt to this rapidly changing climate and are on the brink of socio-economic insecurity. Buildings, houses, crop fields, and roads are eaten by the river erosion; nothing is left behind except the memories.

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Global Ethics Forum Preview: The Ethics of Big Data with danah boyd

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