Bangladesh urges South Asia to act on environment

South Asian leaders must act immediately against the threat of rising sea levels and river salinity due to global warming, Reuters reported a top Bangladesh official as saying on Tuesday.
"Bangladesh urges immediate collective action and stronger regional cooperation for the conservation and utilisation of our shared environment," Fakhruddin Ahmed, chief adviser to the Bangladesh government, said at a summit of South Asian leaders.
Low-lying Bangladesh, with more than 140 million people, is one of the world’s most densely populated nations. It is also one of the most ill-prepared to face global warming and very likely to be among the nations worst affected, experts say.