Facing climate change, floods and extreme weather patterns


Areas receiving a relatively high amount of rainfall are at risk for floods, flash floods, landslides and other water-related adverse events. — IZZRAFIQ ALIAS/The Star

AS climate change impacts the world, Malaysia will inevitably face challenges as we too will have to confront hotter temperatures and erratic weather patterns.

According to the World Bank, flooding contributes more damage than any other natural hazard in the country. It’s 2021 climate risk country risk profile noted that the frequency and extremity of flood events in Malaysia have increased in recent decades, and is projected to continue increasing due to global warming.

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