BANGKOK, 4 February 2012 (NNT) – Thailand’s well-known scientist, Dr. Art-ong Jumsai Na Ayudhya, has cautioned Thai people especially Bangkok-dwellers to prepare for more floods, which are likely to worsen each year.
Dr. Art-ong, a NASA scientist forecast that Bangkok might be able to sustain flooding for no more than eight years whereas the relocation of the capital city could take as long as 20 years.
Dr. Art-ong suggested that a new capital city be built, adding that one of the 16 provinces in the northeastern plateau would be a favorable location.
Aside from his flood prediction, the country’s best known scientist has warned of Aurora phenomenon in the northern hemisphere which is likely to disrupt aeronautical communication systems worldwide. The impact of the phenomenon would be severe in December but would ease in early 2013.
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