Buildings submerged in sea water due to abrasion in Demak, Central Java, Indonesia, on January 17, 2016. Java's coastal villages have been particularly badly affected by rising sea levels as a result of global warming. Villagers refuse to leave there homes despite surrounding areas being submerged and signs of severe coastal erosion.
Flood-affected people row boats past partially submerged buildings in floodwaters in Srinagar, India, Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014. The death toll from floods in Pakistan and India reached 400 on Tuesday and have put more than half a million people in peril and rendered thousands homeless in the two neighboring states. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
A street lamp is seen in floodwaters in front of partially submerged buildings by an overflowing river at the ancient town as heavy rainfall hits Fenghuang county, Hunan province July 15, 2014. More than 50,000 locals and tourists were evacuated since Monday night as record downpours hit Fenghuang county of central China's Hunan province, Xinhua News Agency reported.