TITLE: "Waiting for last wave "
River erosion and flood of Bangladesh has now become a yearly catastrophe. Every year, millions of people suffer from the overflowing of the river Padma, Jamuna and face serious flooding events. During the rainy days, the northern Bangladesh faces heavy rainfall which causes the river to overflow. Every year new families are homeless, dreams are shattered and lives are ruined.
Also, melting of the ice-caps of the Himalayas and sedimentation of the river beds also play mentionable roles in these flooding events. Every year, people are stranded and submerged into the water for days. Stuck without enough food, drinking water and shelter- these people go through immense suffering every year.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in its Fourth Assessment (2008) report revealed that over the next 20 years, 2 degrees Celsius per decade. Global warming will increase at a rate of 1.8 degrees Celsius by 2100. As a result of global warming caused by the greenhouse effect, the ice in various Himalayan mountains has already begun to melt at a faster rate. Through the surrounding localities, farmland is flooded and also increasing river erosion.
AUTHOR: sharwar Apo (Bangladesh)
Hi, my name is Sharwar Hussain Apu. I started taking interest in photography as a hobby back in 2015. Since then , I have traveled almost allover Bangladesh taking pictures of different events, people and cultures.
Documentary Photography is my strong suit. That’s why I like to think myself as an artist and a storyteller when it comes to describing my role as a photographer. I fill my frames with stories that everyone ignores but needs to be told. They are of the voiceless, the helpless and the forsaken. My recent ongoing long term documentary project on climate change under the title are " Tears of global warming " and " Tears of water .
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