NEW STUDY: Sea Level Rise to Force 200,000 To Migrate from Bangladesh Coastal Areas

Washington, D.C.: Increased soil salinity, due to climate change-induced rises in sea-levels, is likely to force nearly 200,000 coastal residents to migrate to inland areas within Bangladesh to find alternate livelihoods, according to a landmark study by researchers at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and The Ohio State University. The study examines, for the first time, the complex relationship between flooding, soil salinity, rural livelihoods, and migration; as well as the probable adaptation strategies.