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Bangkok could be completely underwater by 2050, new report claims

 

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Bangkok and other major cities in Southeast Asia could be all but wiped out by 2050, according to a new report.

 

Researchers from Climate Central say that Bangkok could be completely submerged within 30 years. 

 

In the study published in British journal Nature Communications on Tuesday, researchers used a new digital elevation model based on artificial intelligence to examine data from 135 countries.

 

The model indicates that by 2050, land now home to 300 million people will be underwater, while land occupied by 150 million people will be wiped out entirely.

 

Most of these areas are in Asia, with 70% of the total number of people worldwide living on implicated land in China, Bangladesh, India, Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines and Japan.

 

According to the Climate Central website, Bangkok, as well as Jakarta and Ho Chi Minh are some of the cities most at risk, all of which are projected to fall below annual flood level by 2050. 

 

The tool on the Climate Central website gives a startling projection of how Bangkok, which routinely suffers from flooding, and the surrounding area will be submerged.

 

According to the website, Samut Prakan on the coast to as far north as parts of Suphanburi will be underwater. 

 

This isn’t the first time the threat from rising sea levels on Bangkok has been highlighted.

 

In 2015, a panel set up by the National Reform Council said that large parts of Thailand’s capital could be submerged by 2030. 

 

In its report presented to parliament the panel blamed rising sea levels and the fact that Bangkok is in a low lying flood prone region.

 

The report added how the city is being developed was also a major factor.

 

The reported noted how the proliferation of tall buildings and other large scale construction was causing land to subside at a much faster rate.

 

The panel recommended a sea wall embankment be constructed from SriRacha to Hua Hin to help protect large parts of Thailand’s coastline from the rising sea levels.

 

Via: New York Times

 

 

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12 minutes ago, webfact said:

In 2015, a panel set up by the National Reform Council said that large parts of Thailand’s capital could be submerged by 2030. 

It's in ten years so almost tomorrow ..
Hurry up!............ to buy boats to circulate in the Venice of the East ....:tongue:

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_places_called_Venice_of_the_East

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Not too hard to imagine canoeing down Nana Soi 4 and Soi Cowboy with the girls waving and dressed in their wellies and chest waders. Something different. 

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6 minutes ago, Cadbury said:

Not too hard to imagine canoeing down Nana Soi 4 and Soi Cowboy with the girls waving and dressed in their wellies and chest waders. Something different. 

Sales in water beds will go through the roof

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9 minutes ago, Bob12345 said:

If only there could be an eco-tax of 10-40% and everything would end well. 

 

Cause thats what it is in the end, right? A way to get more money.

That will be 40% for Farangs and 10% for the locals.

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1 hour ago, webfact said:

According to the website, Samut Prakan on the coast to as far north as parts of Suphanburi will be underwater.

I used to renew my Non-B and do my 90 day reporting at Samut Prakan immigration, right alongside the river.  The car-park was constantly flooding, and a water pump was in operation 24/7; that was at least 10 years ago.

 

1 hour ago, webfact said:

Researchers from Climate Central say that Bangkok could be completely submerged within 30 years. 

I don't think it'll be that long.

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555, and the iceage was coming in the late 70s, and globullsh*t warming was going to kill us all in the 90s, and climate change is going to kill us all in 10 yrs, bla bla bla.

 

any new outlet worth it's editor's salary should at this point be questioning every detail and validity of the stories it runs lest it gets laughed out of existence for falling for this <deleted>.

 

 

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1 hour ago, webfact said:

 

Researchers from Climate Central say that Bangkok could be completely submerged within 30

Even catching the train from the airport would prove to be a pain in the a*se in yrs to come .. 

 

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Right, except the world would've been flooded 50 times over by now if the modern day climate alarmists were to be believed.

 

Their doomsday deadlines seem to be perpetually 10 or 20 years in the future, year after year. At the end of the day, their projections and models seem to be as accurate as Nostradamus'.

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