31 Mar '14, 1pm

Climate Change Is A Matter Of National Security

Climate Change Is A Matter Of National Security

A super cyclone lashes the low lying Padma delta region, wip­ing out scores of vil­lages and ren­der­ing mil­lions of peo­ple home­less. The refugees who are able to start stream­ing onto higher ground, into already clogged and crowded cities like Chit­tagong and Kolkatta. And since we’re talk­ing about mil­lions of peo­ple — it becomes a cat­a­stro­phe of unprece­dented proportions. Over here in Sin­ga­pore, we’re still only just com­plain­ing about 2 months with­out rain, and the haze com­pelling us to spend the rest of our time indoors. We empathise and send aid in the form of cash, food and cloth­ing. Burma and India start to ask for aid because they can’t cope with the influx of mil­lions. Bangladesh is on its knees as dis­ease begins to take hold of every­thing that isn’t in the mas­sive exodus. Then it hap­pens — the tens of thou­sands of low wage work­ers from Bang...

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