Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina of Bangladesh Calls for Action on the Climate Crisis February 4, 2012 : 12:39 PM


Today, as we return from Antarctica through the Drake Passage, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina of Bangladesh called the National Geographic Explorer to talk about the very real impacts of the climate crisis that are already affecting her country. In her eloquent remarks, the Prime Minister described the new reality facing her people. Climate change has already displaced thousands of people in her country. It is also affecting millions more because of the increased severity of storms and flooding.

The Prime Minister concluded her remarks with an impassioned call for action by reminding us that, "we are all passengers in the same lifeboat."