Coastal Livelihood Vulnerability to Climate Change: A Case Study of Char Montaz in Patuakhali District of Bangladesh
American Journal of Modern Energy
Volume 3, Issue 4, August 2017, Pages: 58-64
Received: May 14, 2017; Accepted: Jun. 6, 2017; Published: Jul. 14, 2017
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Saydur Rahman, Department of Geography and Environment, Dhaka University, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Md. Touhiduzzaman, Department of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation, Patuakhali Science and Technology University, Dumki, Bangladesh
Irteja Hasan, Faculty of Disaster Management, Patuakhali Science and Technology University, Dumki, Bangladesh
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Abstract
This study was conducted at coastal Char Montaz in Rangabali Upazila at Patuakhali district of Bangladesh. Char Montaz is vulnerable to different types of destructive disasters due to its geographic location. Disasters such as floods, river bank erosion, cyclone, tornado, hail storm, water logging, salinity intrusion etc. are gradually intensifying by climate change and composing risks for the coastal people in Char Montaz. The study is concerned with climate change related risks and hazards that affects the inhabitant’s livelihood of the study area. The study findings demonstrated that the climate change has affected the 70% people’s agricultural livelihood in many ways. It has also created a state of unemployment among the people of coastal communities. As a result, the affected people are losing their means of livelihoods and forced to take several alternative means of livelihoods to cope with the adverse impact of climate change related disasters. The study identifies the livelihood adaptation strategies adapted by the affected communities in Char Montaz area. The present paper exhibits that the coastal community people try to solve their problems through adopting and exploring alternative employments.
Keywords
Climatic Change, Climate Change Impact, Disaster, Coastal Livelihood, Bangladesh
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Saydur Rahman, Md. Touhiduzzaman, Irteja Hasan, Coastal Livelihood Vulnerability to Climate Change: A Case Study of Char Montaz in Patuakhali District of Bangladesh, American Journal of Modern Energy. Vol. 3, No. 4, 2017, pp. 58-64. doi: 10.11648/j.ajme.20170304.11
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