“This is a near worst-case scenario for one of the most storm surge flood vulnerable regions in the world,” one scientist warned. “I hate to say it but we’re looking at a potential mass casualty event.”
By Kenny Stancil Published 5-12-2023 by Common Dreams
Officials in Bangladesh and Myanmar are preparing Friday to evacuate hundreds of thousands of people as a tropical storm turbocharged by the fossil fuel-driven climate crisis strengthens in the Bay of Bengal.
Cyclone Mocha is forecast to intensify further before making landfall on Sunday between western Myanmar and the Bangladeshi city of Cox’s Bazar, home to the world’s largest refugee camp. Roughly 1 million Rohingya people forced to flee Myanmar amid the country’s ongoing genocide against them live in the highly exposed district.Continue reading