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Mae Chee Sansanee Sthirasuta, founder and director of Sathira-Dhammasathan, a Buddhist meditation and educational center, with a statue of Buddha on Monday during ongoing flooding in Bangkok. The city, built on swampland, is slowly sinking. Experts say the floods could foreshadow future disasters as climate change continues to alter the environment. Photo by Pornchai Kittiwongsakul/AFP/Getty Images.