The Himalayan glaciers are melting fast and Bangladesh is suffering because of it. The melting ice has already caused sea levels to rise and the Washington Post today said that Bangladesh could lose up to 20% of its land by 2030. The article also says that there could be as many as 20 million “climate refugees” from Bangladesh in 23 years.
Stories like this make me wish American environmental activists and celebrities would talk more about the damage that has already occurred because of global warming instead of discussing it as if it were a dangerous, yet thankfully distant, phenomenon. It’s something we can’t neglect.