Tuesday, 18 Jun 2019

Against the tide: Thai ‘floating temple’ defies coastal erosion

Against the tide: Thai ‘floating temple’ defies coastal erosion
Against the tide: Thai ‘floating temple’ defies coastal erosion
Lost to the Sea just 30 years ago, this Buddhist temple in Thailand was in the middle of the village. It served for the seawater advancing every year along the coastline images flood years ago, rebuilding that home several hundred meters in land, but the Abbot is standing firm. I used to be a temple there, it was destroyed, but if we stay and we gradually develop, we can go on largest mangrove forest. The Mangrove roots used to hold together these Shores, butts waves were cleared to make way for shrimp farms and salt production plants. The quotes with the tight Coastline some 700 km to be affected by Coastal erosion. Now, there’s a push to try to restore the fragile ecosystem. These volunteers have come from Bangkok to help replant the sea, water, Forest, Thailand, Bangkok, mangrove forest, has been eroded. In fact, bangkok’s demarcation is now in the sea, some 2 km in the sea, from where the people live, bamboo barriers in cement pylons are also being used to show up the coastline for the loss of Mangrove forests is not the only problem. Climate change is also playing apart. The web and Colin is higher than before. You close, listen to mangroves, able to recover and climate change getting worse, many Fair, it’s too little too late.
As sea waters slowly rise around his temple and his neighbours flee inland, Thai abbot Somnuek Atipanyo refuses to budge and is today a symbol of the fight to restore the country’s fast-eroding coastlines.

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