© Flickr/ United Nations Photo

According to a study published by the UK based Christian Aid charity, over a billion people may be at risk of coastal flooding by 2060 due population growth and the consequences of climate change...

MOSCOW (Sputnik) Over a billion people may be at risk of coastal flooding by 2060 due population growth and the consequences of climate change, a study published by the UK based Christian Aid charity revealed.

"The rapid growth of urban populations along the world’s coastlines – a result of natural population growth and economic migration – combined with the increasing threats from climate change, are set to expose more than a billion people to coastal flooding by 2060," the report, published Sunday, warned.

According to the study, China, India and the United States are among the countries expected to be most affected by such trends. Such major Asian cities as Kolkata, Mumbai, Dhaka, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Bangkok, as well as the United States' Miami feature on the list of urban centers most exposed to coastal flooding, the charity said.

The charity is calling on governments to take actions in respect to this issue by investing in different disaster risk reduction programs in order to save human lives and avoid multi-billion dollar financial losses in the future.

In December 2015, a breakthrough deal on climate change was agreed at a summit in Paris. The pact between some 200 countries aims to cut greenhouse emissions and curb climbing global temperatures, the main cause of the melting Arctic ice cap and rising sea levels.

Flash Flooding Emergency Declared in 15 Serbian Municipalities
Malaysia Evacuates Over 5,500 Citizens Due to Flooding
Flash Flooding Makes Driving Dangerous in Adelaide
original story HERE.
To see our most current positions, opinions, comments, agreement or disagreement with this article, and/or possible criticisms related to the subjects or facts raised in the above article, click here.  Then look for those subjects in the navigation links at the top the page. To learn about more about global warming, climate change or greenhouse gases as well as the causes, consequences, solutions, definitions, facts and tipping points related to these subjects, click here
To automatically be emailed a summary of the latest news on global warming, sign up for our Global Warming Blog by clicking here. (Put your email address in the Global Warming Blog Subscribe box at the bottom right of the page.) 
To sign a critical petition for declaring a national and international global warming State of Emergency, click  here!

To help do something about the climate change and global warming emergency, click here.

Sign up for our free Global Warming Blog by clicking here. (In your email, you will receive critical news, research, and the warning signs for the next global warming disaster.)

To share this blog post: Go to the Share button to the left below.

Be the first to comment

Please check your e-mail for a link to activate your account.
Get More Info Here Take Action Support Our Mission

Subscribe to Our Global Warming Blog


Subscribe to Our Global Warming Blog