Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate A. Ahmed and M. Alam describe the climate Change for Bangladesh. S. Huq et al., Eds. 1999. change scenarios used in all the studies. These are 14 7 pp. $96.00. Hardbound. Kluwer Academic developed largely from general circulation models. In Publishers. ISBN 0-7923-5536-9. addition to temperature and sea level rise, the scenarios suggest more intense rainfall in the monsoon and a greater tendency for drought in the dry season. The im- Bangladesh is well known as a country that is highly plications of catchment changes are briefly considered. vulnerable both to today's climate variations and cli- mate change, particularly sea level rise and hydrologi- M. Alam et al. explore likely changes in river flood- cal changes given its largely deltaic character. The ing using a hydrodynamic model, considering both the study of Egypt and Bangladesh by Broadus et al. effects of sea level rise on base level and climate (1986) was one of the first to establish the potential change and the full implementation of the Flood Ac- impacts of human-induced climate change on low-ly- tion Plan by 2075. Flooding is likely to increase in ing coastal countries. The process that was initiated by
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