Climate Change Threatens Mekong Basin

Changing weather patterns and rising seas are  affecting many people in Southeast Asia’s Greater Mekong Basin and climate change threatens the livelihoods of millions more, a report released by global conservation group WWF shows. Intense floods and droughts, coastal erosion, higher seas and heat waves in coming decades threaten rice, fruit and coffee crops and fisheries on which many of the basin’s 65 million people depend .The basin runs from the Tibetan plateau in China, to Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam, where the Mekong empties into the South China Sea.The delta produces about half Vietnam’s rice crop and 60 percent of its shrimp harvest. But rising seas and salt water intrusion threaten harvests and would likely displace farmers.

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