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    The 20 Cities That Are Most Exposed To Rising Sea Levels

    Post  mudra on Sat Nov 03, 2012 4:27 pm

    The 20 Cities That Are Most Exposed To Rising Sea Levels

    This global screening study makes a first estimate of the exposure of the world’s large port cities to coastal flooding due to storm surge and damage due to high winds.

    This study also investigates how climate change is likely to impact each port city’s exposure to coastal flooding by the 2070s, alongside subsidence and population growth and urbanisation.

    The assessment provides a much more comprehensive analysis than earlier studies,
    focussing on the 136 port cities around the world that have more than one million inhabitants.

    Most of these largest port cities are found in Asia (38%), and many of them (27%) are located in deltaic
    settings, again mainly in Asia. Cities in deltaic locations tend to have higher coastal flood risk as a result of
    their tendency to be at lower elevations and experience significant (natural and anthropogenic) subsidence.

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