Jungles key to stopping floods

A boat crossing a submerged road in Chenor, Pahang, yesterday. More than 20% of the forest area in Pahang have been cleared for development since 1989, leading to the economically devastating flood there. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Hasnoor Hussain, January 11, 2021.

THE weather is still blamed for the occurrence of natural disasters, such as the floods devastating some states now.

Although flood happens almost every year, what happened the past few years was different. The fast-rising muddy yellow water shows that human factor also contributes to the increase in the intensity and impact of the flood risk.

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  • Rainforests have existed for millions of years and regulate the climate of the world as well as local weather. Deforestation not only affects one country because climate knows no boundaries. Destroying the eco balance here threatens the existence of human life in earth. Development cannot go on unchecked. Our lives depend on wise policies based on science.

    Posted 8 months ago by Malaysia New hope