30 Apr '14, 10pm

Did climate change contribute to the deadly Rana Plaza building collapse in Bangladesh last April?

Could climate change have contributed to the Rana Plaza garment-factory disaster in Bangladesh last April? The concept may not be as improbable as you might think, according to M. Shameem Siddiqi, former senior program director of The Asia Foundation in Bangladesh. Difficulties growing food due to worsening erosion and rising sea levels are driving greater numbers of people into Bangladesh’s cities in search of work. Lacking the wherewithal to dictate terms, they can’t help but “take any job they can find,” he told the

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