The changing climate is making it difficult for peasants in Bangladesh to harvest enough food from their land. Based on traditional knowledge, Bangladeshis used to be able to accurately predict when the rains would fall. They could then sow seeds in accordance to these patterns in order to yield the crops upon which they relied for survival. But rains are no longer following such a predictable schedule and the people must do their best to adjust to this new climate reality. Kohinor, the woman in this video brief, and her husband have suffered the consequences of this fluctuating climate. The numbers of fish once available abundantly in their water beel (wetland or pond) have dropped significantly. Due to the extreme temperature fluctuations, friends and family are also catching colds more frequently and there have also been outbreaks of pests that affect their fruit and vegetables.
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