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Posted Mon Oct 25 2010: from Thanh Nien Daily:
HCMC set to bear brunt of climate change impacts
Ho Chi Minh City and other Asia's coastal megacities will suffer more frequent and severe flooding affecting millions of people, if current climate change trends continue, a new report says. Major flooding could cost billions of dollars in infrastructure damage, hurting the economy. The hardest hit are likely to be urban poor populations, says the report titled Climate Risks and Adaptation in Asian Coastal Megacities...The cities have populations close to or over 10 million and are economic centers of their countries and the region. Yet they are facing increased risks of climate change such as rising sea levels and an increased frequency in extreme weather conditions.
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Here in the US we call that the trickle down effect.

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