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Climate change is altering Asia's seasonal monsoons, making rainfall more concentrated and exposing tens of millions to dangerous and economically damaging flooding.   © Getty Images
Asia Insight

Flooded Asia: Climate change hits region the hardest

From China and India to Vietnam, millions face economic peril in coming years

NITHIN COCA, Contributing writer | South Asia

TOKYO -- A long-standing prediction for the world's most populous region is finally becoming a reality.

"There's a consistency in the models that climate change in Asia would translate into more floods, into more intense rainy seasons," said Homero Paltan Lopez, a water expert and researcher at the University of Oxford.

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