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plant crops and find food. floods and droughts will climate change become the main driver of mass migration you can write any apocalyptic scenarios you want and probably more typical of. the climate exodus starts september 5th on t.w. . this week on the real story. welsh really jews could soon be underwater. berlin's a lot and gardens face even. but we start in russia where a new highway used to be built through an area in the south of moscow the problem during the soviet era radioactive waste was dumped here locals around environmentalists are sounding the. dangerous levels of radiation that's what
nuclear physicist andrea shut off his radiation counter tells him every time here moscow's pauli metals factory started dumping nuclear waste on this hill in the 1940 s. and fifty's when the area in the south of moscow wasn't yet part of the city so far the radioactive material is contained under a layer of clay but the activist insists that the plant highway could cut straight through the nuclear waste. they might start digging up the soil and moving into round without taking into account what is contaminated it will be released into the atmosphere and anyone who agrees that song will get radioactive nuclei into their lungs if. he has been giving informal tours of the spot to journalists and locals. local residents like are worried about what could end up in the river and in their long yes is like the story if you know that there's nuclear waste is here but they aren't going to touch it then it's not to worrying but
knowing that they're going to build a right here and all this waste could slip down the hill that's really scary. on the says locals have always known about the nuclear waste in their neighborhood the site is partially closed off but the riverside nearby is popular with the residents . view from above shows just how urban the area is the nuclear waste site is slotted between a park and moscow's main river the mosque now the plan is to build a fly over parallel to the railway bridge here construction is slated to begin later this year the city says the new road will ease traffic in moscow and they insist that construction is safe and negative but the people to move them which the soil will not be disturbed. by support for the flyover will be built here its foundations will be up to 5 metres below the surface we've carried out studies of the sort of that depth and there were no radiation measurements above the norm there and the road went touch the ground here if you look at it you wouldn't put
people in the area don't believe the author already they recently held a protest against the highway which people here see as the latest sign their government just doesn't care about the signs here read road of death and warn of a 2nd term noble catastrophe. on the lives in the high rise apartments across from the plant construction she grew up here and has been fighting the highway since march. smythe. from my point of view they're committing a crime against the residents who live here i don't know whose interests are driving them but they are in no way considering our interests of children when the frustration here is palpable but the other protesters want to keep fighting with petitions and protests to make sure their homes and their city stay safe. our next story takes us to the u.k. where residents of the world's coastal village of far more are feeling the effects
of climate change. closer now residents are being told they don't have to leave their homes. mike russell has the scene right on his doorstep he's a dedicated angler who's lived on the coast of wales for over 40. here is i right now the irish sea is bright and shiny but the people here have seen their share of storm surges. i my house stands right behind this dike it's held firm against wind and tide so far. i it's hard to realize that i was rising sea levels i always could be gone i may say in as little as 50 years i it's hard to believe i they're born is a seaside village of about a 1000 people and say the experts doomed by climate change several 1000000 pounds
of gone into building downs and dikes to protect the houses from the sea. but now the welsh authorities are throwing in the towel and calling on the villagers to find new homes. i we're measuring to see levels in the area across the north wales coast i'm way off finding evidence that sea levels are rising it is that reality and so before any catastrophe happens before anything big happens we really really need to be making sure that people are aware of those risks and that we're talking to them and involving them in the solutions. but what solutions can there possibly be mike and his partner see their lives their home and lots of money at stake why the malaysian held the situation again but it's not a symbol for them as pensioners to buy a new house elsewhere they feel the state has left them on their own 25 years in
the future the fact is that they have no answers for us they can't tell us where they got the movers they can't tell us when they're going to move us there's no financial support no compensation or tool and this thing in the table so that if the insist that everybody moves out oh oh. they would expect like a light pay for the demolishment arts his hopes. it's true that fairborn won't be the only town to face imminent danger in coming years. over 30 communities in wales a dealing with erosion and flooding from rising seas. and infrastructure such as rail and power lines and roads are also at risk climate experts say it's a massive financial time bomb for britain's coasts i the residents of fairborn complain that everyone simply passing the buck it's mike and angela say the prospect of a forced evacuation is always hanging over their heads they're just hoping they can
stay in their current house as long as they possibly can. cambodia is drowning in plastic waste broken bodies themselves are responsible for much of it dozens of illegal containers filled with plastic waste from overseas were recently discovered there the trash will not be sent back to where it came from. the water in this stream can hardly move its stuff full of plastic and it isn't an isolated case. plastic piles up on phnom penh streets in fact cambodia's capital city is littered with plastic waste. the plastic tide starts to rise at 5 am in the street markets it's the packaging of choice for these traders and it spreads across the city as their goods are sold and distributed discarded plastic
is simply swept to one side and whatever is left there just days there. was. the market traders all use plastic because it's best fish and vegetable merchants use plastic because it protects their goods from rain and damage. with a population of 5000000 phnom penh accumulates 3000 tons of garbage every day waste disposal workers are simply overwhelmed by the amount. and because there is no kind of rubbish separation it's all mixed up gangs of scavengers go through the waste at night to find any recyclable plastic waste. in cambodia only about 20 percent of plastic waste is recycled the rest ends up in landfill or strewn around the countryside. but that's not all $83.00 sea
containers full of plastic waste have been found at the port of. they were there for months without being picked up so customs or dorothy's opened them to find that they were full of illegally imported plastic waste from the usa and canada customs of dorothy's want to take action against the perpetrators it turns you got bitch to . me. the fact. that. cambodia can't cope with even more waste coming from abroad the country already looks like a garbage dump in many places and while some private initiatives are trying to tackle the waste even they don't know where to put all this plastic. our last story takes us to germany for many more listeners there are large print
garden is like a 2nd on what these green spaces are increasingly dangerous are supposed to make way for housing in schools which the german capital also desperately needs. the. lovely these allotment gardeners are happy when their tomato plants their fruit. it's paradise to the kluges who has been tending watering and harvesting here for 32 years. and. we're actually here every day almost without fail when we're done with everything else the housework all the doctor's visits you can find us here who. don't want to hear from you for the clue it's the plot a half leased from the city is their 2nd home they pay $300.00 euros a year for it and many other hobby gardeners do the same there are 70000 such
a lot mens' in building alone more than any other european city. with a klute plot as part of an allotment colony that is surrounded by apartment buildings the land is sought after the city wants to build a school here and the garden is designated to be torn up to make room so will their black berry hatch be dug up by a bulldozer the glutes a very upset. no limbs what would be losing here is a quality of life. i don't know what will do them a moment wisely can only hold on while on. the other allotment colonies are also slated for destruction land is limited in the growing german capital which is why the city sees no other option than to sacrifice some of the green spaces. the void and i get the mission because we don't want to make life difficult for allotment gardeners but will need to repurpose some of them in the coming years because
berlin is a growing city that needs space for schools daycare centers and sports grounds kind of few allotment gardens about one percent will indeed have to make way for those plans in the years ahead by. the clute intend to fight for that garden they have joined forces with their neighbors in the colony. they agree that schools are important but feel they should not necessarily be put here. the allotment garden colony has already been squeezed to make way for apartment buildings once before now it could completely disappear the end off a 102 year old green oasis. of. the powerhouse turns 100.
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