Climate change joins forces with public health for Southeast Asia

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Although the United States and Canada are not part of the Paris climate agreement, U.S. leaders want to keep the coal industry alive. Watch Hester’s interview with coal miners on the United States House floor. — Gabriel Debenedetti (@gdebenedetti) June 8, 2018

The burden of climate change and public health have now entangled the emerging economies of Southeast Asia and the so-called middle-income countries around the world.


People gather at Khao Lak boat port in Thailand to collect water after being submerged due to floods brought on by heavy rains, Sunday, May 27, 2018. A major highway in Bangkok has been shut down following days of flooding in parts of the city, a police official said Sunday. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

Water is covered by mud after a landslide hit the main road of Nor Kuang district in Laos’ Lampang province, Saturday, May 26, 2018. China, Thailand and Laos are witnessing severe floods due to heavy rain. Flooding started in the province on May 22 and has affected nearly two million people, according to the province’s Department of Flood and Land Water Control. (AP Photo/Kham)

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