Environmental scientist Jonathan Gilligan talks to Climate Tribune. Sea level rise is a concern in all coastal regions in the world. Bangladesh happens to be among the most vulnerable areas. But for all the talk about how vulnerable the country is, the river laden land has evolved to create mechanisms that naturally counter sea level rise. Environmental scientist Jonathan Gilligan says this aspect is often not understood.
This is not to say there is no risk from human induced sea level rise and all the commotion about part of the country submerging underwater deserves less attention.