Shanghai is now considered among the world's most vulnerable urban areas to a rise in sea levels, all thanks to melting polar ice caps, the prevalent use of land subsistence in China's coastal cities and heavy construction of skyscrapers.
Xu Shiyuan, a professor of geology at East China Normal University said to Shanghaiist:
"(Land subsidence) is more serious in areas where groundwater is heavily used, or highrise density is high."
"While the city moves to stop the ground from being pulled down as ground water is sucked out, researchers now worry that the ground is being pushed down as masses of skyscrapers are plopped down across the urban landscape.
"There are about 10,000 buildings with more than 10 floors in Shanghai, of which 80 percent have been built in the past 10 years, according to Emporis, one of the world's leading providers of building information."
Could Shanghai really disappear below the waterline? Looks like the planners really need to come up with another solution to drilling, and quickly too..
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