Crisis or Opportunity: Climate Change & Thailand

Publication - July 19, 2006
Climate change, global warming and the greenhouse effect refer to the same global environmental problem. It will have significant impacts on every nation on the planet. Increasing climate-related catastrophes such as drought, floods, storm surges, heat waves and wild fires were frequently experienced by many countries during the past few decades. These events may be largely attributed to climate change and could possibly lead to irreversible changes in the Earth’s ecosystems. It is thus important to understand several aspects of climate change in order to minimize its causes and effects and cope with its impacts. Sustainable development and a self-sufficient economy can be achieved. This report gathers the information from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) assessment together with studies conducted in Thailand in order to enhance the understanding and awareness of climate change impacts of which is not as high among the local people.