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domingo, 1 de maio de 2011

@BreakingScience Present-Day Water World

Bangladesh: A Present-Day Water World via @

by Jonathan Makiri

Photographer Jonas Bendiksen made three separate trips to Bangladesh last year to document the wet season and the ways that rising waters are altering Bangladeshi life. National Geographic's May issue shows the impact of flooding in a densely-populated, low-lying country barraged by seasonal monsoons and cyclones, and situated in the Ganges Delta — the world's largest delta.

The photos portray an adaptability and resilience of the Bangladeshi people — who don't seem to ask if there will be floods during the wet season, but when and how often. The photos also visualize what other coastal populations could face with rising sea-levels.