The global climate change has definitely contributed to the recent unprecedented flooding, which is taking place in Thailand ’s southern provinces, said a Thai official on April 3.

Speaking at the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)’s workshops in Bangkok from April 3-8, Dr. Sangchan Limjirakan, Thai Deputy Chief Negotiator to UNFCCC, affirmed that the devastative floods and landslides which had battered the region since March 23 were the results of climate change.

She added that about 1 million people and over 500 households have been affected by climate change-related disasters.

She also revealed the total rainfall in southern Thailand over the past four months was over 2,200 mm, comparing with 2,700 mm of the last whole year.

The Thai government is very concerned about climate change issues, said Sangchan, who expressed hope that delegates to the UNFCCC in Bangkok will find out solutions for these issues.

On the same day, Thailand’s Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department reported that a total of 41 people in 10 southern provinces were confirmed to be killed by the flash floods and landslides from March 23./.