Thailand is not only facing paralysing political heat right now. In the hottest month of April, the country is also suffocated by polluting haze from open burning and forest fires while dry earth cracks from protracted droughts in various parts of the country.
After the disastrous floods in 2011, this year’s heat wave in Thailand is part of the extreme weather cycles that are gripping the world due to its failure to curb greenhouse gases.
Last week, the International Panel on Climate Change (IPPC) delivered a report based on 12,000 scientific studies to warn the world that the worst is yet to come.
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