Saltwater intrusion in rivers has damaged the rice crop in Cà Mau’s Thới Bình District VNA/VNS Photo Nguyễn Văn Đào, from the General Department of Meteorology and Hydrology talks to the Tài nguyên và Môi trường (Natural Resources and Environment) newspaper on the need to have a full and accurate report on saltwater intrusion and the hydrometeorology system in the Mekong Delta What are the impacts of climate change on the Mekong Delta in the past few years? Many scientists have forecast that the Mekong Delta region is one of the five regions in the world that will be seriously hit by climate change. It is reported that 11 out of the 18 types of natural disasters in the world have been detected in the Mekong Delta, such as typhoons, low atmospheric pressure, floods, land erosion and others. One of the most severe natural disasters that hit the region was Typhoon Linda in 1997 which killed more than 770 people, plus 2,120 people were missing and 1,230 others were injured. Adding to that, the flood in the year 2000 was described as the biggest flood in a century in the Mekong Delta, killing 539 people, injuring 212 others injured and damaging almost… Read full this story
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