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2 Indian cities can submerge under water by 2070

Last updated on: July 17, 2014 17:20 IST


Photographs: Ana Martinez

Due to changing climatic conditions two Indian cities have the highest risk of submerging under water by 2070.

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development studied 136 largest port cities in the world to estimate impact of coastal flooding due to storms and damage due to high winds.

Most of these largest port cities are in Asia (38 per cent), and many of them (27 per cent) are located in deltaic settings.

Let’s take a look at 20 cities that have the highest risk of submerging under water by 2070.

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2 Indian cities can submerge under water by 2070

Image: Flood waters inundate the main street in west Jakarta.
Photographs: Supri/Reuters

Jakarta

Rank: 20

Country: Indonesia

Current exposed population: 513,000

Future exposed population: 2,248,000

2 Indian cities can submerge under water by 2070

Image: The reserved land for the main stadium of the 2016 Tokyo Summer Olympic Games is seen from a helicopter.
Photographs: Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters

Tokyo

Rank: 19

Country: Japan

Current exposed population: 1,110,000

Future exposed population: 2,521,000

Tags: Tokyo , Japan

2 Indian cities can submerge under water by 2070

Image: Men, automobile and rickshaws trudge through knee-deep water after heavy rain floods streets in the Bangladesh port city of Chittagong.
Photographs: Reuters

Chittagong

Rank: 18

Country: Bangladesh

Current exposed population: 255,000

Future exposed population: 2,866,000

2 Indian cities can submerge under water by 2070

Image: Kids enjoy the fountain at Washington Square during a warm day in New York.
Photographs: Eduardo Munoz/Reuters

New York-Newark

Rank: 17

Country: US

Current exposed population: 1,540,000

Future exposed population: 2,931,000

Tags: US

2 Indian cities can submerge under water by 2070

Image: A man fishes in a boat on the Ebrie lagoon in Abidjan.
Photographs: Luc Gnago/Reuters

Abidjan

Rank: 16

Country: Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)

Current exposed population: 16 519,000

Future exposed population: 3,110,000

Tags: Abidjan

2 Indian cities can submerge under water by 2070

Image: Women sell food from their canoe at Makoko fishing community in Lagos.
Photographs: Reuters

Lagos

Rank: 15

Country: Nigeria

Current exposed population: 357,000

Future exposed population: 3,229,000

2 Indian cities can submerge under water by 2070


Photographs: Jiong Sheng/Wikimedia Commons

Ningbo

Rank: 14

Country: China

Current exposed population: 299,000

Future exposed population: 3,305,000

Tags: China

2 Indian cities can submerge under water by 2070


Photographs: Tanweer/Wikimedia Commons

Khulna

Rank: 13

Country: Bangladesh

Current exposed population: 441,000

Future exposed population: 3,641,000

2 Indian cities can submerge under water by 2070

Image: A general view of centre Tianjin taken from Tianjin World Financial Center,
Photographs: Reuters

Tianjin

Rank: 12

Country: China

Current exposed population: 956,000

Future exposed population: 3,790,000

2 Indian cities can submerge under water by 2070

Image: Youths jump into the sea to cool off on a hot day in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria.
Photographs: Asmaa Waguih/Reuters

Alexandria

Rank: 11

Country: Egypt

Current exposed population: 1,330,000

Future exposed population: 4,375,000

2 Indian cities can submerge under water by 2070

Image: A Vietnamese woman fixes her bicycle tire overlooking the seaside district of Do Son in Vietnam's northern port city of Haiphong.
Photographs: Reuters

Haiphong

Rank: 10

Country: Vietnam

Current exposed population: 794,000

Future exposed population: 4,711,000

2 Indian cities can submerge under water by 2070


Photographs: Reuters

Miami

Rank: 9

Country: US

Current exposed population: 2,003,000

Future exposed population: 4,795,000

Tags: Miami , US

2 Indian cities can submerge under water by 2070

Image: A boy dives into the water for a bath along the bank of the Yangon river.
Photographs: Soe Zeya Tun/Reuters

Rangoon

Rank: 8

Country: Myanmar

Current exposed population: 510,000

Future exposed population: 4,965,000

Tags: Rangoon

2 Indian cities can submerge under water by 2070

Image: Thai oarsmen row a royal barge during a dress rehearsal for Royal Barge Procession, on the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok.
Photographs: Chaiwat Subprasom/Reuters

Bangkok

Rank: 7

Country: Thailand

Current exposed population: 907,000

Future exposed population: 5,138,000

2 Indian cities can submerge under water by 2070

Image: A general view of Shanghai's financial district of Pudong is seen from the top of the Shanghai Tower.
Photographs: Carlos Barria/Reuters

Shanghai

Rank: 6

Country: China

Current exposed population: 2,353,000

Future exposed population: 5,451,000

2 Indian cities can submerge under water by 2070

Image: A Vietnamese woman prepares to board a small ferry used to shuttle commuters across the Saigon River near the port in Ho Chi Minh City.
Photographs: Darren Whiteside/Reuters

Ho Chi Minh City

Rank: 5

Country: Vietnam

Current exposed population: 1,931,000

Future exposed population: 9,216,000

2 Indian cities can submerge under water by 2070

Image: Pollutants cloud the Pearl River in Guangzhou, Guangdong province.
Photographs: Reuters

Guangzhou

Rank: 4

Country: China

Current exposed population: 2,718,000

Future exposed population: 10,333,000

2 Indian cities can submerge under water by 2070


Photographs: Reuters

Dhaka

Rank: 3

Country: Bangladesh

Current exposed population: 844,000

Future exposed population: 11,135,000

2 Indian cities can submerge under water by 2070


Photographs: Vivek Prakash/Reuters

Mumbai

Rank: 2

Country: India

Current exposed population: 2,787,000

Future exposed population: 11,418,000

Tags: India

2 Indian cities can submerge under water by 2070


Photographs: Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters

Kolkata

Rank: 1

Country: India

Current exposed population: 1,929,000

Future exposed population: 14,014,000

Tags: India