Dr Atiq Rahman is Executive Director of the Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies (BCAS) and received the "Bangladesh National Environment Award - 2008" from the Government of Bangladesh for Environmental Research and Technology Innovation. (see: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/4056755.stm and http://www.bcas.net/ ).
Dr Atiq Rahman of the Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies who has investigated how climate change will affect Bangladesh (2004): “It's a flat, flat, flat country. The flow of water coming from the Himalayas - which is huge - depends on the differential of height. When the sea level is higher, the flow of that water will be restricted. So when you hear now of Bangladesh being a flood-prone country - it will be a much more flood-prone country in future. .. "No contribution, highest impact [by rich, polluting countries] - that makes it a huge case of moral inequality against which the global citizenry, the global nation states, must take action. If not we'll be calling it climatic genocide. That's where we're heading." .
. Dr Atiq Rahman quoted by Roland Buerk, “Flooded future looms for Bangladesh”, BBC News, 7 December 2004: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/4056755.stm .