Climate change, global warming cause drought in Laos: experts

In recent years, the direct impact of climate change and global warming can be seen on the changing weather patterns in the world, including the recent droughts in the Laos, said senior experts of Lao Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment.

Local daily Vientiane Times on Monday released an article about causes of drought in Laos which was written by anonymous “senior experts of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment.”

A review of the drought statistic in recent years reveals that for the first six months of 2019, the rainfall in Nam Ou basin, the biggest of Mekong tributaries in Laos, decreased 41 percent compared to the same period in 2018 and continued to drop to 29 percent during July to September 2019.

In the overall context of global warming, the Mekong River Basin is facing challenges of rising temperatures and increasing droughts, said the authors.

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