How Climate Change Effects Rice Farmers in the Mekong Delta

This brief but poignant video (4 min.) explains the effects of climate change induced sea level rise contaminating the lowland rice paddies with salt water and killing the rice crops. (Thanks to Nick Garland)

Vietnam is the world’s second largest exporter of rice and 80 per cent of it is grown in the Mekong Delta, a vast flood plain and one of Asia’s most fertile agricultural zones. But farmers here say the future of rice production is now threatened because of rising sea levels and temperature increases attributed to climate change.

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