7 Cities About to Sink

I guess I need to start planning my trip Houston

Many of us take for granted the notion that all of our beloved cities will be around for centuries to come. However, cities around the world seem to be vying for the title of “The Next Atlantis.” Shaky foundations and encroaching seas are posing significant threats to some of the world’s largest and most beloved cities. When planning your next vacation, keep in mind that some of the world’s favorite destinations have a bit of a ticking clock on them. Here are seven major cities that are preparing to take the plunge.

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Dr. M (1729 Posts)

Craig McClain is the Assistant Director of Science for the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, a National Science Foundation supported initiative. He has conducted deep-sea research for 20 years and published over 50 papers in the area. He has participated in and led dozens of oceanographic expeditions taken him to the Antarctic and the most remote regions of the Pacific and Atlantic. Craig’s research focuses on how energy drives the biology of marine invertebrates from individuals to ecosystems, specifically, seeking to uncover how organisms are adapted to different levels of carbon availability, i.e. food, and how this determines the kinds and number of species in different parts of the oceans. Craig’s research has been featured on National Public Radio, Discovery Channel, Fox News, National Geographic and ABC News. In addition to his scientific research, Craig also advocates the need for scientists to connect with the public and is the founder and chief editor of the acclaimed Deep-Sea News (http://deepseanews.com/), a popular ocean-themed blog that has won numerous awards. His writing has been featured in Cosmos, Science Illustrated, American Scientist, Wired, Mental Floss, and the Open Lab: The Best Science Writing on the Web. His forthcoming book, Science of the South (http://www.scienceofthesouth.com/), connects cultural icons of South such as pecan pie with the science behind them.

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  1. Add Miami and Ft. Lauderdale to that list too. A couple of times a year we have 6 inches of seawater in the streets at high water already. It happened just last week. Toss in another meter from global warming and that’s a recipe for severe and frequent flooding. Heaven forbid the storm surge from a hurricane hit at the same time.

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