Sea-level rise, Burma/Myanmar
|Title:|| ||Climate Change and Sea Level Rise in Asia: Myanmar
|Date of publication:|| ||29 December 2016|
|Description/subject:|| ||"...Combined with its geographical location (sandwiched between two of the world’s largest polluters, China and India), it is no wonder that the country was recently called the second most vulnerable in the world to the impacts of climate change.
Of these, the effects of rising sea level have some of the greatest potential for causing widespread devastation in the country. The estimated 0.5 meter rise, which is predicted to occur by 2100, could result in the Ayeyarwady Delta shoreline advancing by 10 km – a development which would significantly impact poorer, rural Burmese employed in the agricultural sector..."|
|Author/creator:|| ||Dr. Miriam Grinberg|
|Date of entry/update:|| ||24 March 2017|