DROUGHTS, FLOODS and CYCLONES: Myanmar’s Climate change

Exhibition From February 18 to March 4 | Maha Bandoola Park

Opening | 18 February 2019

DROUGHTS, FLOODS and CYCLONES: Myanmar’s Climate change

by AFP, Getty Images, Aung Si Hein, Yan Linn Han & Gloria Chithu 

Myanmar is the third-most vulnerable country in the world to the effects of climate change, particularly droughts, floods, and cyclones.

Climate change refers to a broad range of global phenomena mostly created by burning fossil fuels, which add heat-trapping gases to the Earth’s atmosphere. These phenomena include increased temperature trends (global warming) but also encompass changes such as sea level rise because of mass loss of ice in the polar regions, shifts in flower/plant blooming, and extreme weather events.

The situation is particularly acute in Myanmar because 75 percent of livelihoods depend on agriculture, which is now threatened by droughts, floods, and storms.