Hard Rain 2


Its the poorest who are most vulnerable to climate change. In the second of our two parts on HARD RAIN, we visit the Philippines and Vietnam.

Albay, in the Philippines, is one of the most disaster prone regions in the world, suffering from landslides, volcanic eruptions, storms and floods. The governor of Albay has instigated a zero casualty approach to disaster management, and has seen the regions economy expand while in the country, as a whole, growth has stagnated.

The Mekong Delta in Vietnam is the rice bowl of south east Asia, 70% of Vietnam's rice exports come from this area. Yet rising sea-levels threaten production. We discover new techniques that allow rice to grow in salt water conditions and survive up to three weeks of flooding.