According to a new report, coastal flooding may wipe out Mumbai and Kolkata from the maps of India by 2050.
A study that was conducted by the Climate Central in New Jersey, USA, found out that sea levels in 2050 are going to be high enough that they can affect over 150 million people around the world.
The report said, “The new projections suggest that much of Mumbai, India’s financial capital and one of the largest cities in the world, is at risk of being wiped out. Built on what was once a series of islands, the city’s historic downtown core is particularly vulnerable.”
The study says rising sea levels are going to affect 3 times more people by 2050. The most affected cities around the world are going to be coastal cities, which includes Mumbai.
Here Is What Mumbai Will Look Like In 2050:
The authors of the study said that the 150 million people who are now living on the land are going to be below the high-tide line by 2050.
The new projection suggests that Mumbai will be mostly wiped out due to coastal flooding. According to the research, Mumbai should start preparing to relocate residents.
Dina Ionesco, a member of the International Organization for Migration, said, “We’ve been trying to ring the alarm bells.”
Dina added, “We know that it’s coming.”
China, Philippines, Vietnam, Japan, Indonesia, Egypt, Basra, and other countries are also at risk of getting wiped out by 2050.
The new report states that Southern Vietnam could disappear.
It is reported that 10 percent of Thailand’s land will be submerged underwater by 2050.