Impacts of Climate Change on Socio-Economic Sector and Health profile in the interior Coast, Bangladesh: the Case Study of Dumuria Upazilla, Khulna, Bangladesh

Rezau Karim
2013 IOSR Journal of Environmental Science Toxicology and Food Technology  
The main objective of the study was to define socio-economic and health status with the context of climate change in the interior coastal region of the Bay of Bengal. There were selected three villages of Dumuria upazila, Khulana, Bangladesh in order to address the objectives. Both secondary data and primary data through participatory approaches e.g. Personal Interviews (15 participants per village) were considered. From the field survey, the stratification of wealth group indicated that the
more » ... dicated that the poor groups embodying the largest number of household and the major economic activity among the respondents is agriculture, the most vulnerable sector of climate change are high level of vulnerability of communities in the study area. The local people (64.44% of the respondents) perceived the increase in temperature and precipitation over the 7 years. From the empirical climatic data, there were also observed the fluctuations of humidity and rainfall; temperature trend was also observed that the winter is becoming cooler but the summer is hotter. Therefore, there were also found that the fluctuations of the crops production with seasonal variations. On the context of health concern, nutritional status was found well with adequate food and safe drinking water and also using hygiene sanitation. There were also reported some health problems those are related to climatic phenomenon.
doi:10.9790/2402-0513846 fatcat:n46kyaodnzgnplud7ba4zoc4t4