Our research found that linking the plight of identifiable individuals with large-scale climate destruction was emotionally powerful.
WHAT IT SHOWS: Bangladeshi patients taking treatments in a Hospital at Dhaka during a Load Shedding or Black out. Bangladesh faces one of the worst power crises of the world. The total demand for electricity in the country is in fact less than the demand of a medium sized city in Europe. Still, due to lack of planned investment in the power sector, load shedding has become the flagship phenomenon of the country's electricity system. Unplanned urbanization and excessive system loss has compounded the problems. Some parts of the capital city of Dhaka may face black outs for more than 10 hours a day during the very hot summer. The power shortage eventually leads to the failure of water supply. Most citizens have to face a miserable life with little water and no electricity under the scorching tropical heat. Smaller cities and the countryside of Bangladesh face a worse situation. Many villages of this low lying country are not yet electrified. However, the electrified villages get the real supply of electricity seldom more than 6 hours in each 24-hour span. There are no significant power station projects in the pipeline and the situation is going to get worse in the coming years.