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Coastal Cities Are Drinking Themselves Underwater

A warehouse sits abandoned after subsidence left it permanently flooded on Sept. 1, 2019, in Jakarta, Indonesia. As much of the northern coastline in Jakarta lies at or below sea level, the city often needs the help of massive pumps to drain rain and floodwater into the sea. Credit: Rising seas threaten to consume the coastal areas of major metropolises around the world. Now those risks are compounded by an accelerating danger: Most of those cities are also sinking. That means flooding and other disruptions sharpened by future sea-level rise could hit those urban centers far sooner than expected, […]

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