The effects of climate
change-rising sea levels and sea surface temperatures which result in greater
instances in the Bay of Bengal-have made vulnerable the lives and livelihoods
not only of people of coastal area but also great threatens to city like Chittagong
and Khulna, two major port cities of Bangladesh.
Scientist predicted that most of the coastal area of Bangladesh will
be submerged under water by the year 2050.It is very concerning that it could
happen before the timeline. Chittagong,
has been experiencing heavy tidal surges these days quite often. Although government of Bangladesh and concerning authority still didnít pay attention to
this climate threat to the cities and coastal area. The old part of the Chittagong city Chaktai,
Khatunganj, Bakolia, and Agrabad are worst effected places. Chaktai and
Khatunganj are the core of business of the country, is in great danger to
extinct under water in recent future.
Millions of people living in those areas and business
community of Chaktai and Khatunganj have to fight with tidal surge sometimes
twice a day. Many resident of the area said they only witnessed tidal surge in
1991 when a hurricane hit the coastal area of Chittagong. But the tidal surge of recent
years rise more than that cyclone of 1991 and remains for couple of days
causing great concern for the inhabitants.