Shanghai highrises could worsen threat of rising seas

Reuters reports that is particularly at-risk of flooding as global warming melts polar ice.

“‘Shanghai came from the ocean, and has been facing the threat of rising sea levels,’ said Wang Pingxian, a member of the prestigious China Academy of Sciences and professor of ocean geology at Tongji University in Shanghai.

“‘The rising sea level is a worldwide problem, caused by global warming, but Shanghai and Tianjin, among China’s coastal cities, face the biggest challenge, mainly because of land subsidence,’ Wang said as part of the Reuters Global Environment Summit.”

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