Coastal communities across South East Asia are battling rising tides. Coastal development and now climate change have created a dangerous combination of sinking land and rising sea levels. Now those very shrimp farms are under threat from climate-related flooding. Java’s fifth largest city is slowly sinking beneath the sea its port and many homes now under water for six months a year. Vietnam too is vulnerable. A one-metre increase in sea level will destroy much food production in the Mekong Delta the nations breadbasket – and force millions to flee. Earth Reports latest programme finds out how the region is fighting back.
With thanks to Mangroves for the Future.