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Climate change to have devastating effect in Asia, claims new study

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Climate change would bring devastating consequences to countries in the Pacific and Asia, a new report has warned and Asia has the highest number of people exposed to flooding from possible storm surge events, particularly in China , India, Bangladesh, and Indonesia.

It said meanwhile, 130 million people in low-elevation coastal zones in Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan, are at risk of being displaced by the end of the century in worst-case scenarios.

The report by Asian Development Bank (ADB) is based on the latest scientific research, with or without more aggressive efforts to curb carbon emissions that contribute to global warming. Here are some of its main findings: