Thursday, June 7, 2012

Migration from Mekong Delta to rise on climate change

VietnamNetBridge: The migration from the Mekong Delta to other areas will increase in the future as the Mekong Delta is one of the three areas most vulnerable to the global climate change, an expert told a seminar ending in Can Tho City on Tuesday.

Florian Forster, Chief of Mission of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Vietnam, told the seminar on the climate change adaptation in the Mekong Delta’s city that if the sea level rises by one meter, one third of the Mekong Delta will be flooded.

Le Anh Tuan from Research Institute for Climate Change under Can Tho University said that the weather in the delta has changed much with prolonged dry season, sudden floods, increasing saltwater intrusion, drought and landslides along the sea.

...According to Le Thanh Sang, deputy director of the Southern Institute of Sustainable Development, the Mekong Delta is the area having the highest number of migrants. Most migrants come from rural areas and three fourths of them come to work in industrial parks in southeast provinces. However, this issue has yet to receive full awareness and suitable policies....

1 comment:

mememine69 said...

History is already regarding Climate Doomers as standing for:
"Y2Kyoto's bankster funded and corporate run carbon trading stock markets ruled by trustworthy politicians", taxing the air we breathe to tame Nature's climate.
Their religion worshiped hate, envy and misery and regarded Humanity as the new immortal powerful Gods capable of melting planets.
Climate Change Science = Climastrology