Bangkok Urged to Prepare for More Severe Flooding Brought Due to Climate Change

7 Nov 2013 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BANGKOK, Thailand

Climate change will cause an increase in frequency and severity of storms and rising sea levels, which in turn will increase flooding risks for Bangkok, according to Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) Adviser Bhichit Rattakul.The city has faced flooding in the past, usually brought on by northern overflow and excessive rainfall, but climate change will likely make future flooding much more severe Rattakul, who is also a former Bangkok governor, said ahead of this week’s two-day conference “Challenges in flood risk management in urban areas of river deltas in South and Southeast Asia...

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