Already threatened by rising waters, New York is collapsing under the weight of its skyscrapers.

Already threatened by rising waters, New York is collapsing under the weight of its skyscrapers.

The researchers then modeled the settling caused by the pressure of these buildings according to the nature of the soil that supports them. “We estimate settlements by surface conditions ranging from bedrock to soft clay to account for uncertainties in local geology and underlying trends.”, mention the authors of the work.

Presented in the form of satellite images, data shows the collapse of New York, about 1 to 2 mm per year on average.

New York is emblematic of expanding coastal cities around the world that are being watched in decline, meaning there is a common challenge in global disaster response. increasing the risk of flooding“, the researchers conclude. The issue is even more important since the Big Apple, which has more than eight million inhabitants, is threatened by disappear because of there rising water and the development of hurricanes and storms under the influence of reduce climate control.

But unfortunately it is not the only city that is at risk of being swallowed by water. According to the World Economic Forum, several cities around the world can be partially or completely submerged by the year 2050-2100: Jakarta (Indonesia), Dhaka (Bangladesh), Venice (Italy) or London (England). IPCC experts reach the same conclusion in the first part of their sixth report, published August 2021. According to experts, no less than 570 cities of the world he will face this threat. Among them, Calcutta (India), New Orleans (United States), Alexandria (Egypt) and Bordeaux (France).