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Prepare the Paddles: Human Activities Causing Cities to Sink Options
Daemon
Posted: Friday, May 2, 2014 12:00:00 AM
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Prepare the Paddles: Human Activities Causing Cities to Sink

Human activities are speeding the sinking of major coastal cities around the globe, contributing to more frequent, severe, and protracted flooding. Land subsidence can occur naturally, but human activities have accelerated the process in some parts of the globe, leading the land there to descend 10 times faster than sea levels are rising. Tokyo, for example, sank two meters as a result of decades of groundwater extraction. Venice suffered similar subsidence until groundwater extraction was halted there in recent years. Unless action is taken, Jakarta, Ho Chi Minh City, and Bangkok, among other cities, will sink below sea level. More...
excaelis
Posted: Friday, May 2, 2014 3:44:07 AM

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Not happening, just keep singing....

I think Houston might sink because of poor dietary habits. Those people are huge.
Marguerite
Posted: Friday, May 2, 2014 8:59:49 AM

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Who would have thought that extracting the ground water for drinking purposes would cause a city to sink. Probably the type of rock the city is built on helps to keep the city standing. For example, Manhattan is built on solid ledge so despite the buildings and the number of people drinking its water will have little effect in causing it to sink. It's problem, no doubt, will be the sea level raising. Interesting article.
monamagda
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The tiny island nation of Maldives (formed from a double chain of 26 atolls) sits just five feet above sea level. Worst-case projections of rising water levels suggest that some 350,000 islanders will have to completely abandon their home before the end of the century, leaving behind a 2,000 year old culture for good.
capitán
Posted: Friday, May 2, 2014 5:46:32 PM

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I'm pretty sure I've seen this somewhere before...


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To Marguerite and Monamagda, good posts!
William39
Posted: Friday, May 2, 2014 11:28:23 PM

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Such a good information!!!

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