Monday, 2 May 2011
Do you read National Geographic? Well, if you don't, I would strongly recommed that you do but if you struggle to find the time, I definetly recommend you read the latest article in the year long special series, 7 billion people as it links very closely to not only the population module but also the last section of the coasts module, rising sea levels, that we finished off last week.
Click on the link to see the full interactive version
Where are these people supposed to go? That is a question being asked by many at present............. India is building a six foot barrier of barbed wire and concrete along its 2,500 mile border with Bangladesh to prevent immigration from Bangladesh. With this option being taking away from those displaced by the encroaching sea, many choose to move to the urban areas further inland which is causing huge problems for cities like the capital Dhaka. It has been predicted that by 2030, 41% of the population will live in urban areas with only 52% having access to sanitation. This predicted scenairo is the perfect breeding ground for disease and crime and would further hold back Bangladesh's development.