The Hidden Effects of Global Warming

Most things — religious extremism, the migration of cockroaches, unexplained woodlice deaths, improved Icelandic beer, increased aggressiveness amongst polar bears, the well-known shortage of maple syrup, the British banana boom, and much more — can be attributed to global warming.

But, according to this report from the BBC last week, global warming is also responsible for a rise in demand for the services of prostitutes in Bangladesh:

One unexpected consequence of the rising water levels in Bangladesh is that river erosion has reduced the number of operable ferry berths, so men wait longer to cross, which in turn increases the demand for prostitution.


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