Cities that may soon be under water
• Cities that may soon be under water
global temperature and sea level rise. Low-lying coastal cities are already experiencing the devastating floods and are working to develop creative solutions to deal with the tides. Some cities are drowning due to sea level rise, slowly encroaching on their shores, while others sink due to over-pumping of ground water, which leads to pressure and volume change, which leads to a land submerged under water. Here are 10 cities drowning, threatened with extinction.
1. Jakarta, Indonesia.
Jakarta lowered to 17 cm per year due to excessive pumping groundwater (which leads to a change in pressure and volume, resulting in land sinking). Most of the city could be under water by 2050.
2. Houston, Texas.
Part of Houston drown at a rate of 5 cm per year due to over-pumping of groundwater.
3. Dhaka, Bangladesh.
According to The New York Times, Bangladesh produces 0, 3% of the emissions that contribute to climate change, but the country is facing one of the most serious consequences of rising sea levels.
4. Venice, Italy.
Venice lowered at a speed of 0, 2 cm each year.
5. Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Virginia Beach is one of the fastest rates of sea level rise on the East Coast.
6. Bangkok, Thailand.
According to The Guardian, Bangkok descends at a rate of more than 1 cm per year and may be below sea level by 2030.
7. New Orleans, Louisiana.
Part of New Orleans is sinking at a rate of 5 cm per year and could be under water by 2100, according to research by NASA in 2016.
8. Rotterdam, Netherlands.
According to The New York Times, 90% of the city of Rotterdam is below sea level. As sea level rise increases the risk of flooding.
9. Alexandria, Egypt.
Alexandrian beaches disappear as sea level continues to rise.
10. Miami, Florida.
Sea level rises in Miami at a faster rate than in other parts of the world, which leads to flooding, contaminated drinking water and serious damage to homes and roads.