Friday, 5 October 2018

Vietnam's children and the fear of climate change

Source: BBC, 4th October 2018, by David Shukman (BBC Science editor, Can Tho Province, Vietnam)

David Shukman reported, "(...) They live in the Mekong Delta, a huge plain of rivers and rice-fields that's popular with tourists but lies only just above the surface of the ocean. The land itself is sinking and, at the same time, the level of the sea is rising, as global warming causes the water to expand and the ice caps to melt. That's why the delta, one of the world's greatest centres for rice production and home to 18 million people, is recognised as especially vulnerable to the effects of climate change. (...)"

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