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Thailand faces water shortages due to the impact of global warming and El Niño.

According to Thanitita Boonyamanikun, the deputy secretary-general of the Office of Agricultural Economics (OAE), the rising average temperature of the Earth due to global warming is causing disruptions in the Pacific monsoons. This, in turn, is leading to lower rainfall in the northern and northeastern regions of Thailand, resulting in decreased water levels in reservoirs.

Another contributing factor to the decline in water levels is the El Niño phenomenon. El Niño is a natural occurrence characterized by higher than normal surface temperatures in the central and eastern Pacific Ocean. As a result, the eastern and southern regions of Thailand are also experiencing reduced rainfall.

These combined factors are presenting significant challenges for Thailand’s agricultural sector. The scarcity of water caused by the lower rainfall and depleted reservoirs is impacting crop production and potentially leading to a decline in agricultural output.

Efforts to mitigate the effects of global warming and El Niño are crucial in ensuring the sustainability of Thailand’s agriculture. The government and relevant authorities should prioritize implementing measures to adapt to these changing climatic conditions. This may include investing in water management systems, promoting water conservation practices, and exploring alternative farming techniques that are more resilient to water scarcity.

Additionally, raising awareness about the importance of sustainable practices and reducing greenhouse gas emissions can contribute to the long-term solution. By addressing the root causes of global warming, we can strive towards a more stable climate and protect the livelihoods of those who depend on agriculture.

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