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Rising sea levels impacting populous coastal areas disproportionately: study

Mar 10, 2021 18:05 IST | By Editorji News Desk

A new study released Monday says coastal communities are experiencing sea-level rise four times worse than global water rise. 

Many of the largest, most populated cities in the world are built along the deltas of major rivers, where there is the added exposure of rivers connecting to the ocean.

'Rapid rates of subsidence in deltas and especially cities on deltas are also human-caused, mostly due to groundwater pumping, also oil and gas extraction, and sediment resupply prevented by upstream dams, flood defences, sand extraction or mining,' said one of the researchers.