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Bangladesh: Dhaka
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There is a scary article about Bangladesh in The Independent. (The first half is much better, so feel free to stop reading when you’re halfway through.)

Basically, Bangladesh seems to be drowning already:

The seas are rising, so land is being claimed from the outside. (The largest island in the country, Bhola, has lost half its land in the past decade.) The rivers are super-charged, becoming wider and wider, so land is being claimed from within. (Erosion is up by 40 per cent). Cyclones are becoming more intense and more violent (2007 was the worst year on record for intense hurricanes here). And salt water is rendering the land barren. (The rate of saline inundation has trebled in the past 20 years.) “There is no question,” Dr Rahman said, “that this is being caused primarily by human action. This is way outside natural variation. If you really want people in the West to understand the effect they are having here, it’s simple. From now on, we need to have a system where for every 10,000 tons of carbon you emit, you have to take a Bangladeshi family to live with you. It is your responsibility.”

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Anna drinking
Originally uploaded by viralbus

I dag fik vi en dejlig rogan josh-karryret til aftensmad.

Anna insisterede på at smage, og hun så ret glad ud, så vi blendede lidt ris, mælk og karrysovs til hende.

Det kunne hun vældig godt li’ (ikke lige så godt som øllebrød, skal det siges), men hun blev tørstig, så vi gav hende en kop vand med appelsinjuice.

Hun er allerede dygtig til at drikke af kopper – det er kun sutteflasker, hun ikke kan finde ud af – og hun kan også selv holde koppen.

I betragtning af, at hun kun er seks måneder gammel, synes jeg, hun er stor og dygtig!