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Award winning production group th1ng has directed and produced a short online film for Oxfam to raise awareness of its global work to help poor communities cope with climate change. The film shows how climate change affects people's daily lives and how simple and innovative solutions can help communities around the world to cope with the effects of climate change.

th1ng directors Alon Ziv and Shay Hamias worked directly with Oxfam to develop the script and bring ideas to life, and closely collaborated during the creative process. The result is an animated execution created in a uniquely organic style. The composition strongly draws on a handmade effect with its texture feeling earthy and a slightly crude design.

Read more: Climate Change: Innovative Solutions From Thailand

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Orchids

With La Nina bringing in colder than normal temps, the country’s US$80 million orchid industry is feeling the chills

At Excel Orchid Farm in Ratchaburi province, one of the largest orchid nurseries in Thailand, Piyada Sanguthai says global warming and climate change is already having an affect on Thailand's orchid production.

“The changing weather patterns are pushing the crops out of their ideal humidity and temperature ranges for optimal growth and also resulting in an increase in crop-damaging insects. We try and use the minimal amount of pesticide as possible, but the increase in insects has forced us to increase the frequency with which we treat the plants.”

Read more: Floods, climate change challenge Thailand’s orchid export success

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Thailand Flood

A flooded street on Ko Kret island, Nonthaburi province, on the outskirts of Bangkok. Photograph: Narong Sangnak/EPA

 

Downpours that caused rivers to burst around Thailand have killed 94 people in nearly two weeks of flooding, which officials say is the worst in decades. It has affected more than 3 million people in 36 of Thailand's 76 provinces, according to government medical and disaster agencies.

In Bangkok, more than 4 million sandbags were erected into walls along stretches of the Chao Phraya River, which swelled with runoffs from upper provinces. The precautions held and the city had only minor flooding.

Read more: Bangkok faces severe flooding

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