The world's cities have begun to sink under their own weight, even as climate change causes sea and ocean levels to rise. In a study published in the AGU Advances, Tom Parsons found that cities like San Francisco have sunk up to 80 millimetres since their appearance. In his study, Parsons also argues that satellite imagery could be used to produce more detailed analyzes in areas with potential for flooding.
Countless metropolises around the world face a very real problem. At the same time, the risk is exacerbated by rising sea levels. While the undeniable effects of climate change continue to emerge, coastal cities are in danger of sinking.