Forget global warming: Groundwater extraction is causing cities to SINK beneath sea level
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Ground is dropping up to 10 times faster than the sea level is rising in coastal megacities, a new study says
Scientists at Deltares Research Institute in Utrecht studied subsidence in five coastal cities, including Jakarta, New Orleans and Bangkok
North Jakarta has sunk four metres in the last 35 years - a fall of 10 to 20cm per year and experts have called on governments to take action
Land subsidence is contributing to larger, longer and deeper floods
Total damage due to subsidence worldwide is estimated at billions of dollars a year and is set to increase
Scientists at Deltares Research Institute in Utrecht studied subsidence in five coastal ‘megacities’: Jakarta, Ho Chi Minh City, New Orleans, Dhaka and Bangkok, which they said will sink significantly unless action is taken.