Climate change predicted to ‘devastate’ Vietnam


The negative impact of climate change can already be seen in Vietnam.

According to Vietnamese researchers the South East Asian nation is experiencing a rise in typoons, storm surges and flooding due to climate change, with these current effects expected to worsen over the coming decades.

Researchers at The Climate Change Research Institute at Can Tho University are aiming to prepare for the upcoming effects of climate change, which they say could ‘devastate’ Vietnam and adversely affect up to 5 million people.

The University of Queensland has developed affordable and effective sensor technology designed to measure the effects of climate change.

This technology is already being used in Australia, with sensors being deployed in Moreton Bay in March of this year.

Ten sensors are set to be installed along the Mekong Delta by the beginning of next year.

Anna Hartley has that story.


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Anna Hartley

Anna Hartley is in her third year of a dual Bachelor of Journalism and Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in International Relations and German. Anna has a passion for travel and human interest stories and her goal is to work in print and television news and current affairs. Anna will graduate in July of 2015 and is already freelancing for local newspapers and searching for cadetships. Ultimately she has ambitions to work internationally, for the ABC or at a major national newspaper such as The Australian.

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