Sea Level Change in Bangladesh

Sea Level Change in Bangladesh

Map of coastal Bangladesh showing current sea level (left), one meter rise in sea level (center) affecting 15 million people, and 1.5 meter rise in sea level (right) affecting 18 million people.

Credit: Phillipe Rekacewicz, GRID Arendal

Much of coastal Bangladesh is very close to sea level. Thus, sea level rise is expected to cause widespread flooding as climate continues to change. This low-lying area, vulnerable to flooding, is home to 18 million people.