Last year, rising tides destroyed more than 300 schools in Bangladesh leaving children with no place to learn. In response to the worsening floods, social entrepreneur Mohammed Rezwan created 28 “school boats” to bring school to Bangladeshi children. Rezwan, NGOs and governments in poorer countries are trying to address the impacts of climate change now.
In 2008, a United Nations’ Adaptation Fund was launched to help poor countries finance projects to blunt the effects of global warming, but industrialized nations have failed to make the promised donations. In Copenhagen, Denmark, climate talks may reveal a deepening rift between developing countries and industrialized nations.
Producer Steve Sapienza of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting provides a view from Bangladesh, a nation already reeling from the impact of climate change.
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