By Jennifer Chang
In fact, global climate change is predicted to overwhelmingly affect Asian countries. A study by Climate Central states that the top ten of the most at-risk countries are China, Vietnam, Japan, India, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Thailand, and the Philippines, in terms of the largest population that will be exposed to sea level rise and coastal flooding. More than 50 million people in China and 23 million in Vietnam, or 26 percent of that country’s population, will be exposed to high sea levels and flooding by the end of the century, according to the study. In South Asian countries, 12.6 million Indians and 10.2 million Bangladeshis are estimated to be directly affected by rising waters, the study stated. Nearly six million people in the Philippines, or seven percent of the population, will also be exposed.