Coastal Cities and Climate Change

Anthony Flint looks at how cities around the world are preparing for the predicted rise in sea level due to global warming, and how the Dutch experience with building dikes could be essential.

Flint explains that many cities around the world are already dealing with increased flooding, typhoons and erosion.

Flint writes, "Jakarta is confronting annual flooding that strains a colonial-era layout, and Dhaka in Bangladesh has struggled with stronger typhoons. At the Yantgze and Pearl river deltas in the Shanghai and Hong Kong regions, chronic flooding, coastline erosion and wetlands deterioration, storm surges, and punishing storms are wreaking havoc on areas that have been attracting the most intense in-migration and urbanization."

Solutions presented by Flint include restoring wetlands, pervious surfaces, and improved water storage.

Full Story: Peril, Promise, and a Watery Future For the World’s Coastal Cities

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