U.S. News & World Report reveals "7 Cities About to Sink". Rising sea levels and unstable foundations threaten some of the world's most popular visitor destinations. The lost city of Atlantis will have some company. Here are the rankings:
This city is sinking into the soft clay on which it sits at about eight inches per year.
Over the past 100 years, flooding has increased from roughly 10 to 60 days per year.
Already most of it below sea level, this city is steadily sinking.
Over the past century this city has sunk over eight feet due to mass groundwater extraction and flimsy foundation.
Extensive oil drilling and groundwater extraction has disturbed the city's foundation to push it towards the Gulf of Mexico.
6) New York City, New York, USA
This city will soon experience hurricanes and high tides along with the rising Atlantic.
7) Bangkok, Thailand
Due to rising sea levels experts say this city could be uninhabitable in as little as seven years.
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