Windfall: The Booming Business of Global Warming - Chapter 9: Great Wall of India Summary & Analysis

McKenzie Funk
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In Chapter 9, "Great Wall of India," Funk addresses the serious problems faced by Bangladesh. The small country is surrounded on three sides by India and a 2,100-mile fence is quietly being built around that border to keep Bangladesh's people from crossing into India. The country is in serious trouble because of climate change issues including salinity, cyclones, and increased flooding. Also, a sea-level rise could permanently submerge at least the southern fifth of the country by 2100. At the same time, India is becoming increasingly vulnerable to climate change and there are fears that in time military conflicts will arise as people fight for food and shelter and countries try to protect their borders from migration. The author states that most of the people in Bangladesh do not want to emigrate permanently. Instead, they prefer to look for solutions to their...

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