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Environment Update
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Climate Change Affecting Asia's Future
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Experts are saying that the population of 4.3 billion people currently living in Asia and the South Pacific are prone to the hazards of climate change, Huffingtonpost reports. This population accounts for 60 percent of the entire humankind.

With the unruly weather and unexpected rise of the temperature, Asian countries are currently experiencing difficulties that is affecting their daily lives. The sea levels are rising and the availability of drinking water is getting scarcer.

The Intergovernmental Panel's scientists say that they have acquired evidence that shows an overwhelming amount of carbon emissions from industrialized areas. There's also evidence that shows the great effect of urban heat in today's environment. Because of the failed efforts to make the people more aware of their own emissions, Asian nations have little option other than to adapt to a "hotter earth." Rajendra Kuma Pachauri, a co-chairman of the climate panel who has spent the past 26 years working on climate change stated, "We have no choice but to start mitigating for climate change today."

"There are so many Asian countries that are among the most vulnerable. We've seen so many extreme events hit Asia in recent years," said Kelly Levin, a senior associate at the World Resources Institute.

Because Asia has a lot of developing countries, it has little time to monetize and control the urban sprawl of these nations. Saleemul Huq, the director of the International Center for Climate Change and Development at the Independent Univerity in Bangladesh, supported this claim. "It's where the population is, it's where the young population is, it's where the growth dynamism will occur in the next few decades," Huq said after the IPCC met in Yokohama to endorse a summary of a 32-volume report.

Huq still believes that Asia is somehow implementing changes to adapt to climate change. Asia should be done with blaming games. Their policymakers are now taking great precaution on the issue and are realizing that they have to make a dramatic change for them to be able to adapt.