Since the 1980s, the risk of economic loss due to floods in Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development countries has increased by more than 160 percent, outstripping the growth of GDP per capita, according to UNISDR.
Nine of the top 10 coastal flood-prone cities by 2070, including Bangkok, are in Asia, according to a recent World Bank report.
Asia accounts for more than half of the developing worldâ€™s cities most vulnerable to flooding, according to UN-HABITAT.
“The great humanistic and historical task of the oppressed is to liberate themselves and their oppressors as well” ~ Paulo Freire
All the Major coastal cities in West Africa are threatened as well, Lagos, Accra, Cotontou, Takoradi, Lome, Abidjan, Monrovia, Freetown, Conakry, Bissau, Bamjul and Dakar.
…been done. Sukothai is now under 1 meter of water from a burst dyke. We’re about 30 days away from when the major floods happened last year.
I’m far more pessimistic than the Dutch flood expert; rarely is there thorough follow through on projects here.
The Japanese company Sanyo told the Thai government if they get flooded again they’re gone from Thailand. Many other companies echoed Sanyo’s sentiment.
Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have found out the exact measure of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them,and these will continue till they are resisted with either words or blows,or with both~FDouglas