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Last updated: 8 december, 2009 - 13:44 GMT

Climate Change: Vietnam's Climate Fear

Farming In Vietnam's Mekong Delta. Photo: Emma Lynch/BBC News website

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Vietnam's Mekong Delta is often described as the "rice bowl of Asia." However people there now say their way of life is under threat from rising sea levels and increasingly erratic weather .

Many scientists blame this on climate change and the United Nations and the World Bank have also identified the area as very vulnerable to its effects .

So as the eyes of the world turn to Copenhagen for the UN's climate summit, Outlook reporter Jane Chambers has been to the Delta to meet the people living in fear of the future.

Vietnam's Mekong Delta. Photo: Emma Lynch/BBC News website

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