'We have seen the enemy': Bangladesh's war against climate change

Devastating cyclones, floods and ruined crops have made Bangladesh 'the world's most aware society on climate change'
John Vidal in Gazipara
guardian.co.uk, Wednesday 9 May 2012 08.17 EDT

Grappling with solutions ... villagers repair a vital flood-protecting embankment after Cyclone Aila struck in 2009. Photograph: Munir Uz Zaman/AFP/Getty

Rebecca Sultan's life has been shattered twice in a few years. First, the 140mph winds of Cyclone Sidr ripped through her village, Gazipara, flattening houses, killing 6,000 people and devastating the lives of millions as it slammed into southern Bangladesh in 2007.

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