Scientists: Southeast Asia losing billions to climate change

Feature story - July 18, 2006
Developing countries in Asia, like Thailand and the Philippines tend to suffer most from the catastrophic impacts of global warming unless alleviation measures are taken with urgency.

Destruction engulfs the district of Lablae in Uttaradit province after a mudslide swept through the district and destroyed everything on its path.

Asian scientists today revealed studies which detail the region's economic losses as well as severe threats to human life and the environment due to climate change. Scientific publications authored by Dr Kansri Boonprakob (Thailand) and Dr Leoncio Amadore (Philippines) each confirm earlier predictions that developing countries in Asia, like Thailand and the Philippines, stand to suffer most from the catastrophic impacts of a warming planet unless mitigation and adaptation measures are taken with urgency.

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