Global warming is a burning question around the world today. The whole world is under threat due to global warming. The impact of this climate change is increasing at an increasing rate due to global warming, which is why the whole world is worried. Bangladesh is also concerned. Although Bangladesh’s contribution to global warming is the lowest, Bangladesh ranks third among the countries most affected by disasters.

On Wednesday 21 February 2024, a human chain was held at Cox’s Bazar beach calling for keeping the global temperature rise within 1.5 degrees Celsius organized by LEDARS, with the financial support of Bread for the World. LEDARS Executive Director Mr. Mohon Kumar Mondal, Retired Principal Mr. Bidhusroba Mondal, Journalist and Teacher Mr. Ranajit Kumar Barman, Ass. Professor Mr. Manabendra Debnath, Mrs. Sujata Rani Mistry, all LEDARS staff and many others were present in the human chain. Speakers at the human chain called for keeping global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius to protect our existence.

Mr. Mohon Kumar Mondal, Executive Director of LEDARS said in his speech that almost one-fourth of the total population of Bangladesh lives in coastal areas. If the sea level rises by one meter due to climate change effects caused by rising temperatures, 15% of coastal land will be lost and 30 million people could become refugees. Bay of Bengal salt water has already penetrated 100 km inland and will increase further if current climate change conditions persist. Therefore, there is an urgent need to reduce the rate of temperature rise much faster than currently expected. Due to global warming due to climate change, the melting of ice in the polar regions is accelerating and as the sea level is increasing day by day, cyclones, tides and salinity are increasing at a significant rate in the coastal areas of Bangladesh.

Climate change is happening very fast due to the increase in temperature. Adapting to global warming requires the help of rich countries to implement adaptation programs in poor countries. Due to the increase in temperature, we have to face a lot of loss and damage. We must curb the temperature rise now and make the Earth habitable for future generations.