The study, conducted by a team from Utrecht University, estimates that at its current rate of subsidence the delta could be under 0.8 metre of sea within 57 years, forcing more than 12 million people to relocate.
Electric scooters hit the streets in HCMC, but just 30,000 in the first year from a factory whose capacity is one million units annually.
“Wherever land grabbing takes place in Laos, villagers owning land who resist face being jailed, showing yet again how the Lao government abuses the human rights of villagers on lands the government requires.”
“In the past, it was cooler because we had many big trees,” said Kyaw Blar, a villager from Ta Deh Koh village. “It’s all plain area now… it is hotter now.”
“It’s because this (US$ 15 billion) city is being built against the wishes of the local people — the Karen people. There are other indigenous people as well in this region.”