Climate Change Threatens Bangladesh

Rice paddy in Bangladesh

Rising sea levels cause soil changes and the loss of coastal land once used for agriculture.  A recent study co-led by Joyce Chen from the Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics explored how these changes affect migration and economic conditions in this south Asian nation.  The study was co-authored by Valerie Mueller of Arizona State University and the International Food Policy Research Institute. 

Their model explores the effect on these coastal changes and offers insights to governments of countries that are facing this issue.  Read about their work here.