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Going Under (Video)

07/16/2010 01:23 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Tuvalu, Mauritius, Kiribati, Bangladesh. Every nation sitting at sea level is going to lose in its own way if oceans rise, but these four will be especially affected... and none are major contributors to the sources behind the rise in sea level.

The average carbon footprint of a person living in Bangladesh is about 1.1 tons a year (the average American footprint is 29 tons), and yet if sea levels were to rise by one meter, one fifth of the country would disappear, leaving about 30 million people homeless.

The World Bank has described Bangladesh as the most "climate vulnerable [country] in the world.''

If you could talk to a boy on the streets of Bangladesh, how would you explain the situation? This video explores what a unique conversation might look like, if [ice] walls could talk.