Climate Conscious
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Climate Conscious

Cities are Sinking, and Sea Levels are Rising

Coastal towns, pumping their way into oblivion

Sinking Cities (Art by WM House; ArcheanArt — Contributing credits to The Great Wave off Kanagawa by Katsushika Hokusai — Public Domain)

Jakarta, Venice, Miami, Houston, New Orleans, and Lagos all have one characteristic in common. They are physically sinking into the ground while global sea levels rise. They are receiving the double whammy. Of course, they are a small sample of the total land area submerging itself below the world’s oceans…

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