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4 Indian cities among Top 20 headed for DISASTER!

August 20, 2013 08:13 IST

4 Indian cities among Top 20 headed for DISASTER!

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A lot has been said and reported over the years about how climate change threatens to endanger the lives of those who live on the fringes.

Now, researchers seem to have found out which cities across the globe face the highest risk from coastal flooding.

A new study by World Bank has said that unless governments "listen to prophecies of doom" and boost their spending on flood defences, flood damage to the world's largest coastal cities by 2050 could reach $1 trillion (Rs 63 lakh crore).

Let’s take a look at 20 cities most vulnerable to flooding

Number 1 on the list is Guangzhou in China

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Image: Johannes Simon/Getty Images


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Mumbai, India

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Number 2 on the list is India’s financial capital, Mumbai

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Photographs: Vivek Prakash/Reuters

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Kolkata, India

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Number 3 on the list is Kolkata

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Photographs: Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters

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Guayaquil, Ecuador

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Number 4 on the list is Guayaquil, Ecuador

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Photographs: Courtesy polaulloa78.wordpress.com

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Shenzen, China

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Number 5 on the list is Shenzen, China

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Photographs: Paul Hilton/Pool/Reuters

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Miami, US

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Number 6 on the list is Miami, Florida

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Photographs: Carlos Barria/Reuters

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Tianjin, China

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Number 7 on the list is Tianjin, China

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Photographs: Michael Martina/Reuters

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New York, US

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Number 8 on the list is New York

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Photographs: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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Number 9 on the list is Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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Photographs: Tuan DC/Reuters

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New Orleans, US

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Number 10 on the list is New Orleans, United States

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Photographs: Jonathan Bachman/Reuters

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Jakarta, Indonesia

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Number 11 on the list is Jakarta, Indonesia

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Photographs: Beawiharta/Reuters

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Abidjan, Ivory Coast

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Number 12 on the list is Abidjan, Ivory Coast

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Photographs: Luc Gnago/Reuters

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Chennai, India

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Number 13 on the list is Chennai, India

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Photographs: Babu/Reuters

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Surat, India

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Number 14 on the list is Surat, Gujarat

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Photographs: Amit Dave/Reuters

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Zhanjiang, China

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Number 15 on the list is Zhanjiang, China

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Tampa, Florida, US

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Number 16 on the list is Tampa, Florida.

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Photographs: Reuters

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Boston, US

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Number 17 on the list is Boston, Massachusetts.

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Photographs: Adam Hunger/Reuters

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Bangkok, Thailand

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Number 18 on the list is Bangkok, Thailand

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Photographs: Chaiwat Subprasom/Reuters

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Xiamen, China

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Number 19 on the list is Xiamen, China

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Photographs: Simon Kwong SK/TW/Reuters

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Nagoya, Japan

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Number 20 on the list is Nagoya, Japan

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Photographs: Kyodo/Reuters

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