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Bangladesh adds lightning strikes to list of natural disasters caused by climate change 

# The government of Bangladesh has included lightning strikes on its list of natural disasters, following a surge in lightning-related deaths. Authorities, including NASA and the UN, attribute the increase in deadly strikes to heightened storminess linked to climate change. The director-general of Bangladesh’s Disaster Management Division,  Mijanur Rahman, notes that a majority of lightning victims are farmers working in fields during the rainy monsoon months. He identifies global warming, environmental changes, and living patterns as contributing factors to the rising death toll from lightning strikes.