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In the low-lying nation of Bangladesh, which is considered to be the world's most endangered mainland from rising sea levels, how much land area was lost between 1973 and 2008?

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In 2008, scientists with the Center for Environment and Geographic Information Services in Bangladesh found from satellite images and maps that Bangladesh had gained about 385 square miles of land since 1973. In 1993, Al Gore predicted that "10 million people in Bangladesh will lose their homes and means of sustenance because of the rising sea level, due to global warming, in the next few decades." Between 1993 and 2015, the population of Bangladesh increased from 119 million to 169 million people.

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