Organization Climate Central, which deals with climate change, warns – by the beginning of the next decade, 6 cities may disappear from the maps, completely submerged.
The India Times has compiled a list of cities at real risk from rising sea levels and global warming. It is headed by Amsterdam, which delights with its unique architecture and half a thousand bridges over numerous canals, attracting tourists with its colorful vibrant nightlife. Despite the fact that the authorities pay special attention to protecting the Venice of the North from floods, this is clearly not enough in the face of the threat of not the coming, but the beginning of climate change.
Venice, located on 118 islands of the Adriatic Sea, is no less defenseless. If you have not been there yet and are just planning to get acquainted with the Venetian architecture – hurry up, otherwise you risk never seeing its splendor.
Basra, an Iraqi port on the Shatt al-Arab River, lies entirely in a wetland. By 2030, if it is not completely flooded, it may be partially under water.
New Orleans (USA) is painstakingly constructing a flood protection dam system and has already achieved some success. But, unfortunately, while they are not able to save the city from the coming flooding – the authorities need to make much more efforts in this direction.
A characteristic feature of eastern Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) is frequent floods and storms. Rising water levels in the Mekong River pose a real risk of flooding.
The Indian city of Kolkata completes the list of cities threatened by flooding by the beginning of the next decade.
Very little time remains until the hour of X. Scientists around the world have repeatedly warned about the danger of global warming, urging to limit the rise in temperature on Earth within 1.5-2 ° C. This is vital to mitigate the effects of global warming.
More than 190 countries signed the Paris Agreement in 2015, which provides an action plan to achieve an important goal. The document does not require a complete rejection of fossil fuels, but all states need to take urgent measures to reduce emissions, adapt to climate change, and switch to renewable energy sources.