Climate refugees already a reality in Bangladesh
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As crunch climate talks get underway in Paris, we report from Bangladesh, one of the worst-affected countries for "climate refugees" - those forced to leave their homes and communities because of the effects of global warming.
Rising sea levels and the increasing salinity of arable soils are all having a massive impact on the lives of many Bangladeshis. With a population of nearly 160 million inhabitants, this phenomenon is fuelling poverty and a mass exodus to overcrowded urban areas.
This programme was prepared by Patrick Lovett, Laura Burloux and Elom Marcel Toble.
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