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Asian countries - on the brink of disaster

April 1 2008

Over 100 million refugees will be in the coming decades due to global climate change. The report of Professor Indian Institute of Technology in Madras, Sudhir Rajan Chell stated - to escape from drought and floods are citizens of Bangladesh, India and Pakistan.

"South Asian region could face the consequences of climate change, including rising sea levels and drought, which accompanies the reduction in fresh water and the instability of the monsoon," - said in a report released by the international environmental organization Greenpeace.

Scientists predict that continued global warming of 4-5 degrees will result in melting glaciers, which, in turn, will raise global sea level by 1-5 meters. Naturally, the first victims of the "global flood" will become residents of coastal regions, RIA Novosti reported.

The most significant impact warming would have on the South Asian region. Drought will reduce fresh water supplies. And most of all water scarcity will affect overpopulated Bangladesh is home to more than 70 million people. With the highest probability, they will flock to the more prosperous India. In India itself, droughts and coastal flooding will lead to similar processes of mass migration.

Environmentalists believe that it is still not too late to stop the negative processes, if reducing emissions of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. This will avoid the aggravation of social problems due to the flow of refugees, exceeding in scale resettlement in 1947 after the partition of British India into India and Pakistan, told it to. RU.

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