As Cambodia swelters, climate-change suspicion falls on deforestation

Cambodia has one of the highest rates of deforestation in the world, with key drivers including demand for timber products, land-use conversion, and urbanization.

As the impacts of climate change become more apparent worldwide, members of the public are connecting more weather events to the phenomenon.

In March and April, for example, extreme heat baked mainland Southeast Asia. On April 20, Vietnam set an all-time observed record high temperature, 43 degrees Celsius (110 degrees Fahrenheit), and neighboring Cambodia suffered as well. This led to public criticism there that deforestation in the country has contributed to elevated temperatures.

The Cambodian government, however, has rejected these critiques.

In full: https://news.mongabay.com/2019/06/as-cambodia-swelters-climate-change-suspicion-falls-on-deforestation/

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