As the tides rise with Vietnam’s flooding, how did we get here?
Arturas Balynas was driving through Quan Nam last week when he witnessed entire villages plunged into darkness, with power cables and trees lying in the road. An English teacher in Bien Hoa, Balynas was volunteering to help communities in Vietnam’s central region, hitting the main stops where October’s cyclones and floods have been tearing roofs off some houses, and completely washing others away. “We went to see one house where there was an old woman. She was 85 years old and living on her ow