BBC to Report on Climate Change in Vietnam

A team of journalists from the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) will come to Vietnam to examine climate change issues and broadcast them to the world, a BBC official was quoted by the Vietnam News Agency as saying Dec. 8. James Sales, director of a project of “Vietnam and Climate Change” said at a press briefing in Ho Chi Minh City on Dec. 7 that the reporters from different BBC language desks will make three trips from HCM City to the Mekong Delta by boat. They will stop in Tien Giang province and Can Tho City to explore the impact of climate change on Vietnam, Sales said, adding that the reports will revolve around the connection between climate change, food security and water resources. The project will discover how the Mekong Delta, Asia’s granary, is affected by rising sea levels and seawater flooding and look at measures to minimize the adverse effects. The program will be heard by the BBC’s 233 million international listeners.