Dire challenges lie not far ahead for Southeast Asia — some are already here

Tamaoyan Village, Legazpi City, Albay, Philippines (February 2020)

Southeast Asia is utterly unique, utterly beautiful, and utterly precious. It is also one of the most vulnerable regions on the planet. Climate change is an existential threat to all of Southeast Asia, on top of our politics and economics. Our heavily populated coastlines and large agricultural sectors face immense pressures in the coming years. We are losing…