Saturday 21 June 2008

where it ends

'First, many of the trees turned a strange brownish-yellow colour and rotted. Then the rice paddies stopped growing and festered in the water. Then the fish floated to the surface of the rivers, gasping. Then many of the animals began to die. Then many of the children began to die.'

Johann Hari reports from Bangladesh on the causes and the impacts of saline inundation.

'It is happening because of us. Every flight, every hamburger, every coal power plant, ends here, with this.'

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