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Top 100 Cities Under Water by the End of This Century

Updated on August 13, 2008

Dozens of the world's big cities, including London, New York, Bombay, Tokyo, large parts of the Netherlands, Bangladesh, Florida, several Pacific islands and New Orleans, could be flooded by the end of the century, according to research which suggests that global warming will increase sea levels more rapidly than was previously thought.

The first study to combine computer models of rising temperatures with records of the ancient climate has indicated that sea levels could rise by up to 20ft (6m) by 2100, placing millions of people at risk. The threat comes from melting ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica.

With eight of the world's 10 most populous cities situated near rivers or seas and already witnessing hazards of flooding, a UN-backed report calls on governments to take urgent steps to protect their cities from adverse effects of climate change. The study cited East Asia as one of the world's most vulnerable areas. "We have seen events like the 2004 tsunami, and recently Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar and a typhoon in the Philippines."

Top 100 Cities with highest flooding risks by 2070

1 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Miami 
2 CHINA Guangzhou_Guangdong 
3 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA New York 
4 INDIA Kolkata (Calcutta) 
5 CHINA Shanghai 
6 INDIA Mumbai (Bombay) 
7 CHINA Tianjin 
8 JAPAN Tokyo 
9 CHINA, Hong Kong 
10 THAILAND Krung_Thep_(Bangkok) 
11 CHINA Ningbo 
12 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA New Orleans 
13 JAPAN Osaka-Kobe 
14 NETHERLANDS Amsterdam 
15 NETHERLANDS Rotterdam 
16 VIETNAM Thành-Pho-Ho-Chí-Minh (Ho Chi Minh City) 
17 JAPAN Nagoya 
18 CHINA Qingdao 
19 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Virginia Beach 
20 EGYPT Al-Iskandariyah_(Alexandria) 
21 BANGLADESH Dhaka 
22 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Tampa-St Petersburg 
23 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Boston 
24 CHINA Xiamen 
25 VIETNAM Hai Phòng 
26 INDONESIA Jakarta 
27 UNITED KINGDOM London 
28 CANADA Vancouver 
29 INDIA Surat 
30 CHINA Fuzhou_Fujian 
31 CHINA Shenzen 
32 JAPAN Fukuoka-Kitakyushu 
33 CHINA Wenzhou 
34 CHINA Zhanjiang 
35 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Philadelphia 
36 JAPAN Hiroshima 
37 BANGLADESH Khulna 
38 MYANMAR Rangoon 
39 CÔTE D'IVOIRE Abidjan 
40 BANGLADESH Chittagong 
41 CHINA Taipei 
42 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA San Francisco - Oakland 
43 GERMANY Hamburg 
44 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Los Angeles-Long Beach- Sanata Ana 
45 CHINA Dalian 
46 NIGERIA Lagos 
47 INDIA Chennai (Madras) 
48 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Houston 
49 REPUBLIC OF KOREA Inchon 
50 BRAZIL Grande_Vitória 
51 RUSSIAN FEDERATION Sankt Peterburg_(St. Petersburg) 
52 INDONESIA Palembang 
53 ECUADOR Guayaquil 
54 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Providence 
55 PHILIPPINES Manila 
56 INDIA Kochi-(Cochin) 
57 PUERTO RICO San Juan 
58 LIBYAN ARAB JAMAHIRIYA Banghazi 
59 TURKEY Istanbul 
60 INDONESIA Surabaya 
61 UKRAINE Odessa 
62 UNITED ARAB EMIRATES Dubayy_(Dubai) 
63 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Washington, D C 
64 TOGO Lomé 
65 AUSTRALIA Melbourne 
66 BRAZIL Rio_de_Janeiro 
67 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Seattle 
68 CANADA Montréal 
69 AUSTRALIA Brisbane 
70 REPUBLIC OF KOREA Pusan 
71 PORTUGAL Lisboa_(Lisbon) 
72 IRELAND Dublin 
73 DENMARK Copenhagen 
74 GUINEA Conakry 
75 PAKISTAN Karachi 
76 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Baltimore 
77 TURKEY Izmir 
78 ARGENTINA Buenos Aires 
79 SINGAPORE Singapore 
80 URUGUAY Montevideo 
81 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Portland 
82 KUWAIT Al Kuwayt_(Kuwait City) 
83 ALGERIA El_Djazaïr_(Algiers) 
84 AUSTRALIA Perth 
85 BRAZIL Belém 
86 INDIA Visakhapatnam 
87 SAUDI ARABIA Jiddah 
88 CHINA Yantai 
89 MOROCCO Dar-el-Beida_(Casablanca) 
90 CHINA Hangzhou 
91 SOUTH AFRICA Durban 
92 BRAZIL Porto Alegre 
93 MOZAMBIQUE Maputo 
94 SPAIN Barcelona 
95 BRAZIL Recife 
96 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA San Jose 
97 FRANCE Marseille-Aix-en-Provence 
98 PORTUGAL Porto 
99 NEW ZEALAND Auckland 
100 FINLAND Helsinki 
 

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      Captain Pugwash. 4 years ago

      Yay! We'll all be travelling around on nice boats. :-)

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      Raveendran Naraya 7 years ago

      HOW CLIMATE IS CHANGING ?

      Massive Arctic ice island drifting toward shipping lanes The biggest Arctic “ice island” to form in

      nearly 50 years — a 250-square-kilometer behemoth described as four times the size of Manhattan —

      has been discovered after a Canadian scientist scanning satellite images of northwest Greenland spotted

      a giant break in the famed Petermann Glacier.Canada.com - Aug 07 10:16am

      In another research, using Autosub, an autonomous underwater vehicle, researchers led by the British Antarctic

      Survey have captured ocean and sea-floor measurements, which revealed a 300 meter high

      ridge on the sea floor. Pine Island Glacier was once sitting atop this underwater ridge,

      which slowed its flow into the sea. The warm water, trapped under the ice, is causing the

      bottom of the ice shelf to thaw, resulting in continuousthinning and acceleration of glacial

      melt. Lead author Adrian Jenkins said, "The discovery of the ridge has raised new questions

      about whether the current loss of ice from Pine Island Glacier is caused by recent climate

      change or is a continution of a longer-term process that began when the glacier disconnect

      from the ridge". http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/06/10062...

      Not only warm water, but also concentrated Magnesium Chloride =7,100 p.p.m & Sodium

      Chloride= 31,000 p.p.m. (de-icing agents) trapped under the ice, is causing the bottom of the

      ice shelf to thaw, resulting in continuous thinning and acceleration of glacial melt

      (under water glacier cutting).

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-KU_s9tjE4&sns...

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3fGHlEBvKYw&sns...

      Last Winter, Australian Glaciologist, Neal Young, declared that more than 300 icebergs are

      floating in the East Antarctica.

      DISINTEGRATED ICE SHELVES DISINTEGRATION DATES

      Worde Ice shelf March 1986

      Larsen A Ice shelf January 1995

      Larsen B Ice shelf February 2002

      Jones Ice Shelf 2008

      Wilkins Ice shelf March 2008

      If the Ice shelves are disintegrating during WINTER, it is not SUN or CO2.

      U.N. Secretary General, BAN KI-MOON recently declared that " Let me be clear, the thread of

      Climate Change is real ".

      "The Climate is changing" said JAY LAWRIMORE, Chief of Climate Analysing at the National

      Climate Data Center in Asheville, N.C. "Extreme events are occuring with greater frequency and

      in many cases with greater intensity".

      The current Climate Change is due to the following:-

      1. Mushrooming of Sea water desalination systems in the Middle East: Discharging of desalination

      & Cleaning chemicals & Concentrated brine into Oceans & Seas.

      2. Artificial Island developments in the Arabian Gulf since 1985: dredging, drilling, dynamiting &

      excavation of sea floor shifted Magnesium Chloride, Sulfur & Sodium Chloride.

      The geographic position of the Arabian Gulf, Ocean circulations bringing it to Arctic & Antarctic Oceans

      during Monsoon seasons along with hot water of the Middle East.

      Those who are having the Oceans water Analysis since 1980 will WIN the Climate WAR. Concentrated

      7,100 p.p.m. of Magnesium Chloride & 31,000 p.p.m. of Sodium Chloride are detected in the Arabian Gulf.

      These are De-icing agents which are helping to disintegrates the Arctic & Antarctic Ice shelves. Now

      International Desalination Association (IDA) formed a committee to investigate about it.

      If we enforce strict Environmental regulations, recover MgCl3 and NaCl3 at Straight of Hormosa and

      Straight of Gibraltar and recover those at closed eddies of Baffin Bay & Green Land Sea. Sea ice & Ice

      shelfs in Arctic & Antarctic are Natural Air Conditioners of the Planet EARTH. When more ice in both

      Poles, the third Pole, as Scientists described, Himalayas will have abundance of ice and Snow & Bolivi

      will have more Glaciers & water.

      Book releasing soon in USA " Environmental Rapes & H. R. abuses Lead to Climate Change Control".

      (Full color 450 pages) by Raveendran Narayanan also visit:

      http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/group.php?gid=358564892147&ref=ts SARVA KALA VALLABHAN

      GROUP in Face book.

      Raveendran Narayanan, U.S.A.

      Tel-1-347-847-0407

      E- mail : bestfriend97usa@yahoo.com

      narayananraveen@gmail.com

      narayananraveen@yahoo.com

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