2019 / Editorial
Faces of Climate Change
The World Bank classifies Vietnam as one of the countries most vulnerable to climate change, largely due to rising sea levels: 85 percent of the country rests less than 1,000 meters above sea level, and 2,140 miles line the coast.
In the Mekong River Delta region, where nearly half of the country's rice is grown, even the smallest farmers know what climate change means. From a boy, who helps his father build a damn from clay, through an old Khmer, who loses his rice crop every year, up to a woman who lost her whole house to the rising sea, filling the Mekong river. Many are losing the battle.