[Bangladesh] is the ground zero of global warming. There is no question this is being caused primarily by human action. This is way out of natural variation. If you really want people in the West to understand the effect they are having, it is simple. From now on, we need to have a system where, for every 10,000 tonnes of carbon you emit, you have to take a Bangladeshi family to live with you. It is your responsibility.
Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies.
Interviewed by The Independent, 2008 June 8
Applying Dr. Rahman’s formula, Canada’s reported 2018 emissions of 729 Mt CO2 would translate in rounded numbers into the immigration of 75,000 families from Bangladesh each year. With an average household size of 4 in 2016, that would be about 300,000 Bangladeshi people year. Canada’s immigration target for 2020 was 350,000, including 50,000 refugees. Canada does not appear to take the moral dimension of global heating into account.