Threat of mass migration for 13 million Indians, Bangladeshis in disappearing Sundarbans

February 18, 2015 5:45 AM

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Threat of mass migration for 13 million Indians, Bangladeshis in disappearing Sundarbans

In this Jan. 31, 2015 photo, mangroves stand on an island in the Sundarbans, India. The freshwater swamps and their tangles of mangrove forests acts as a crucial, natural buffer protecting India's West Bengal state and Bangladesh from cyclones. With global warming already a reality for some 13 million impoverished villagers living precariously on the river deltas that spill into the Bay of Bengal, the ecologically sensitive and overpopulated Sundarbans is ground zero for climate change, and a test for how they will cope with warmer temperatures, rising seas and potentially millions of climate refugees. (AP Photo/Bikas Das) (The Associated Press)

In this Jan. 31, 2015 photo, a village woman spreads boiled paddy to dry outside her house at Dulki village in the Sundarbans, India. For some 13 million impoverished villagers living precariously on the river deltas that spill into the Bay of Bengal, global warming is already a reality. Each year, ...

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