New shock-report: Cities will disappear

Shanghai, Bangkok and Mumbai. These are some of the many cities that are going to be under water in 2050. the water level rises, and it is going to affect thr

New shock-report: Cities will disappear

Shanghai, Bangkok and Mumbai. These are some of the many cities that are going to be under water in 2050. the water level rises, and it is going to affect thr

Ann McDonald
Ann McDonald
31 October 2019 Thursday 03:00
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New shock-report: Cities will disappear

Shanghai, Bangkok and Mumbai. These are some of the many cities that are going to be under water in 2050.

the water level rises, and it is going to affect three times as many people as previously estimated. It shows a new report in the journal Nature Communications has made.

in Fact, it's more than 150 million people will be affected. It's about areas around the world, which is being flooded, when comes the high tide, writes the New York Times.

Floods in Mumbai will be more severe than first thought. Photo: Ritzau Scanpix

It is entirely new methods to view the data on, which makes you now think, that three times as many are hit. Before you could not take into account whether there were high houses or planting in the fields, since you got the data from the air.

Therefore, one has mistakenly thought that more areas were higher and would get cheaper.


It is not only the big cities on the coasts, which will disappear under the sea at high tide. In fact, the new results so fierce, that the majority of southern Vietnam even disappear under the sea, you can see on the map, Climate Central has made as part of the study.

It means that almost a quarter of the country's population, i.e. about 20 million people, will have to move from their home and search for dry areas.

One of China's largest economically strong cities, Shanghai, will also suffer from the rising water masses.

- There is no doubt that sea level is rising. But 2050 is just around the corner, and it seems that these will also have will take place when there is a storm or huge rainfall, where the rivers go upwards so to say, tells a professor in ice, climate and geophysics at the Niels Bohr institute, Eigil Kaas for the Extra Magazine.

in Addition to the historic center of Shanghai, are the many produktionsbyer around the metropolis also to suffer the same fate.

Shanghai is one of the cities that will be tremendously influenced by vandstigningerne. Photo: AP


One has come forward to the outcome of this report, because there are found a new and more accurate way to measure the landhøjden above sea level. This has been done by, among others, to use information from satellites.

The new technology can distinguish between trees and buildings and so the earth, writes Nature Communications, which is behind the report. It affects landhøjden in relation to sea-level rise. Therefore vandstigningerne much more violent.

On the way it is so come to light that previous studies may have been a little optimistic compared to the areas that will be affected by the rising water.

Denmark is, according to the report, one of the countries, which will not be significantly affected by the new way to see the data on. Nevertheless, sites along the Danish coasts remain vulnerable.

Updated: 31.10.2019 03:00
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