BBC focuses on Climate Change in Mekong Delta

December 17, 2009

Emma Lynch for the BBC

In last month’s AsiaLIFE, our first annual Insight Issue, we spoke to Dr. Le Thanh Sang about how sociologists and demographers can help the country prepare for the effects of climate change on hundreds of at-risk communities in the low-lying Mekong Delta. This week, the BBC also gave the region its attention, running an excellent slideshow called Adapting to climate change in the Mekong Delta.

There are some striking images in the essay, including a shot of a man standing beneath his father’s elevated tomb, which the father asked his son to raise on stilts so he wouldn’t be “‘drowned’ after death.”

Thanks to Simon Christy from the HCM City branch of Green Drinks for sharing this link with us. Simon and the folks at Green Drinks organize regular talks on climate change and environmental issues in Vietnam.

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