A girl holds a bottle of drinking water along highway no. 5 near Kampong Chnang, where the price of drinking water has doubled because community wells have dried up. A drought that started since October 2004 -- the country's worst in 50 years -- has...

Photo | November 13, 2006

A girl holds a bottle of drinking water along highway no. 5 near Kampong Chnang, where the price of drinking water has doubled because community wells have dried up. A drought that started since October 2004 -- the country's worst in 50 years -- has affected around 700,000 people especially in impoverished farming communities, according to the government. Greenpeace linked rising global temperatures and climate change to the onset of one of the worst droughts to have struck the Philippines, Thailand, and Cambodia in recent memory. Scientists from NASA recently warned that a weak El Nino combined with the impact of increasing greenhouse gas emissions could make 2005 the hottest year since global temperature was recorded in the 1800s.

 

 

 

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