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Rising Sea Levels Threaten SE Asia

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The impact of climate change is noticeable throughout southeast Asia. Experts warn Indonesia, the Philippines and Thailand are at most risk of being overwhelmed by the sea.

The three countries are some of the most vulnerable countries to climate change. They have seen more frequent and severe heat waves, floods and extreme weather events in recent years.

Rising sea levels are now their biggest threat. Experts warn if the sea level continues to rise at its current rate, even some capital cities like Jakarta, Manila and Bangkok will be submerged in five decades.

(CCTV December 6, 2009)