Tsunamis on the Rise?
More than two-thirds of planet earth's largest cities lay in the path of megafloods, typhoons and extreme hurricanes, according to a study in the journal of Environment and Urbanization. Distill it down to real terms - 1 in 10 people live in a city that's at major risk.
The Environmental News Network reported this morning that more than 100 million people each year could be swept away by floods by 2080. And two of the biggest cities in North America - Los Angeles and New York - face the double risk of escalating sea-levels and violent storms. Worst case scenario, by 2090, freak storms that normally hit North America every 100 years could occur as frequently as every 3-4 years. Kinda makes the tsunami of 2004 look like a terrible practice run.
Yeah, we're a little freaked out.
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