Local children play beside a house which lies abandoned in the coast of Klong Dan, Samutprakan province, 30 kilometers south of Bangkok, where coastal erosion has already washed away parts of the town, in this photo taken on September 7 and released ...

Photo | September 26, 2009

Local children play beside a house which lies abandoned in the coast of Klong Dan, Samutprakan province, 30 kilometers south of Bangkok, where coastal erosion has already washed away parts of the town, in this photo taken on September 7 and released today by Greenpeace. Greenpeace activists and elephants are currently in Samutprakan province on the 14th day of the Chang(e) Caravan. Thirty kilometers out of the province’s 45 kilometer coastline is already severey eroded. Sea level rise and storm surges due to climate change are expected to further aggravate the problem, submerging low-lying coastal areas extensively and further relentlessly eroding the remaining coastline.

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