Bangkok May Be Swamped By Rising Seas, Sinking Land by 2030

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A new report from the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, and the International Co-operation Agency highlights the imminent climate change threat to Bangkok. The report says that much of the city is already below sea level and the ground is sinking by 1.5-5 centimeters per year. By 2030 parts of the city may be underwater, with more than one million buildings, nearly all residential, subject to flooding of their ground floors for at least part of the year.
At current and projected rates of sea level rise due to climate change, sea levels may be 32 cm higher by 2050, with sea levels being on average up to 2 meters higher than they are today.

Read more: The Guardian
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