Title of Abstract

Neoliberalism's Impact on Climate Migration and Rapid Urbanization in Bangladesh

Poster Number

32

Submitting Student(s)

Dreek MorganFollow

Faculty Mentor

Jennifer Disney, Ph.D.; Michael Lipscomb, Ph.D.; disneyj@winthrop.edu; lipscombm@winthrop.edu

College

College of Arts and Sciences

Department

Political Science

Faculty Mentor

Jennifer Disney, Ph.D.; Michael Lipscomb, Ph.D.

Abstract

The world’s current geological era, known as the Anthropocene, poses climate threats that are side effects of economic development. Paradoxically, economic growth is required for the underdeveloped world to be protected from natural disasters. The poor nations of the world bear the biggest burden of global warming due to their lack of economic stability to endure the challenges that climate change brings. As a result, the cascading threats of climate change have led vulnerable communities throughout the world to adapt in the form of migration. The data presented throughout this paper will explain how climate change is an all-encompassing phenomenon that exemplifies two of the world’s most pressing crises: climate migration and rapid urbanization. Bangladesh is home to a significant portion of the world’s most vulnerable people to climate change. Rising global temperatures existentially threaten communities and people in Bangladesh by heavily impacting the weather pattern. These unfortunate climate-induced realities push Bangladeshi people to gravitate to nearby cities that offer them a higher quality of life. However, these cities are becoming overcrowded and the waves of new people are stretching infrastructure, resources, and services to their limits, causing even more severe strains within the region. This article will explain how neoliberalism causes environmental injustice in Bangladesh as well as other poor nations of the world. Moreover, this article will entail a case study of Bangladesh, and will serve as an evaluation of how neoliberalism as an overarching system impacts climate migration and rapid urbanization within this country.

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Course Assignment

PLSC 490 - Disney and Lipscomb

Type of Presentation

Poster presentation

Start Date

16-4-2021 12:30 PM

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Neoliberalism's Impact on Climate Migration and Rapid Urbanization in Bangladesh

The world’s current geological era, known as the Anthropocene, poses climate threats that are side effects of economic development. Paradoxically, economic growth is required for the underdeveloped world to be protected from natural disasters. The poor nations of the world bear the biggest burden of global warming due to their lack of economic stability to endure the challenges that climate change brings. As a result, the cascading threats of climate change have led vulnerable communities throughout the world to adapt in the form of migration. The data presented throughout this paper will explain how climate change is an all-encompassing phenomenon that exemplifies two of the world’s most pressing crises: climate migration and rapid urbanization. Bangladesh is home to a significant portion of the world’s most vulnerable people to climate change. Rising global temperatures existentially threaten communities and people in Bangladesh by heavily impacting the weather pattern. These unfortunate climate-induced realities push Bangladeshi people to gravitate to nearby cities that offer them a higher quality of life. However, these cities are becoming overcrowded and the waves of new people are stretching infrastructure, resources, and services to their limits, causing even more severe strains within the region. This article will explain how neoliberalism causes environmental injustice in Bangladesh as well as other poor nations of the world. Moreover, this article will entail a case study of Bangladesh, and will serve as an evaluation of how neoliberalism as an overarching system impacts climate migration and rapid urbanization within this country.