World’s Top 20 Cities Most Vulnerable To Coastal Flooding By 2070

Unfortunately, India’s Kolkata and Mumbai top the list of cities whose populations are most exposed to coastal flooding, with 14 million and 11.4 million respectively, according to new study on climate change, published by the UK based Christian Aid charity.

Bangladesh’s Dhaka will sit in close 3rd place with 11.1 million, followed by Guangzhou in China, Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam, Shanghai in China, and Bangkok in Thailand. Most of these cities are in India, China, and the United States.

By the year 2060, a dangerous mix of rising sea levels and extreme weather is set to expose more than a billion people – about a seventh of the world’s population.

most vulnerable coastal cities exposed to flooding

World’s top 20 most flood-threatened cities ranked in terms of population exposed to coastal flooding in 2070:

RankCitiesCountriesCoastal population exposed ( 2070)
3Dhaka Bangladesh11,135,000
4Guangzhou China10,333,000
5Ho Chi Minh CityVietnam9,216,000
8Yangoon Myanmar4,965,000
10Haiphong Vietnam4,711,000
11Alexandria Egypt4,375,000
13Khulna Bangladesh3,641,000
16AbidjanCôte d’Ivoire3,110,000
17New York City / NewarkUS2,931,000
19Tokyo Japan2,521,000
20Jakarta Indonesia2,248,000
Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj

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Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj is the CEO and editorial director at CEOWORLD magazine, the leading global business magazine written strictly for CEOs, CFOs, top managers, company directors, investors, senior executives, business leaders, high net worth individuals, and the most globally powerful men and women.
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