14 Oct '11, 9pm

Thailand is Under Water, Have You Heard?

Anyone I ask hasn't heard about it, but a full third of Thailand is under water at the moment. The worst floods in 50 years have submerged a third of the country, which is bracing to protect its capital, Bangkok. Experts say what would have been an unusually heavy monsoon has turned into a disaster because of deforestation, overbuilding in catchment areas, damming and diverting natural waterways, urban sprawl, and filling-in of canals. This year's monsoon season has brought knee-deep water to Cambodia, the Philippines and Vietnam as well. "Man and nature are increasingly estranged - coexistence is becoming a battle. We've hurt nature for a long time, and right now it seems that nature wants to pay us back," Somsak Khaosuwan, director of the National Disaster Warning Center, told the NY Times. The flood damage so far is over $3.2 billion - over 1% of GDP, Deputy Prime Minis...

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