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Climate change could force Bangkok to move, official warns – Times of India

BANGKOK: Thailand may have to consider relocating its capitalBangkok because of rising sea levels, a senior official in the country's climate change office told AFP on Wednesday.Projections consistently show that low-lying Bangkok risks being inundated by the ocean before the end of the century.Much of the bustling capital already battles flooding during the rainy season.Pavich Kesavawong, deputy director-general of the government's department of climate change and environment, warned that the city might not be able to adapt with the world on its current warming pathway."I think we are beyond the 1.5 (degrees Celsius) already," he told AFP, referring to the increase in global temperatures from pre-industrial levels."Now we have to come back and think about adaptation.""I imagine Bangkok...