Myanmar is one of the most vulnerable countries in the world to the effects of climate change, and is grossly unprepared to deal with the consequences, warns historian Thant Myint-U.

The author and conservationist was in the United States recently to speak on his latest book, The Hidden History Of Burma, which examines race, capitalism and the crisis of democracy in Myanmar.

In an interview for the online video and podcast Asian Insider, Dr Thant told The Straits Times that the threat of climate change tipped his ledger towards pessimism about his country’s future.

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