New York City of America. (AFP)
of Uttarakhand Joshimath Not the only one who is sinking fast. There are many such cities around the world, which are facing the brunt of human ‘misdeeds’. A study last year revealed the shocking truth that 44 out of 48 coastal cities have reached the verge of drowning. Now another new frightening report has come to the fore. According to this, the 400-year-old city has reached the verge of being ruined.
A beautiful city on the banks of the Hudson River and the Atlantic Ocean New York, Its population is about 85 lakhs. This city of America is famous all over the world, but now it is sinking fast. It has been said in the report of ‘Earth Future’ that this city is sinking one to two millimeters every year. In many places, this rate is up to 4.5 mm. The rising sea level due to global warming is making it more dangerous.
The first skyscraper was built 125 years ago
In September 1899, New York City’s First Skyscraper was built for the first time in New York. Steel structure was prepared to prepare this 11-storey building. This building was demolished in 1914, but the process of erecting tall buildings did not stop. The burden on the land of New York has increased so much that it is being buried under it. According to an estimate, 762 million tonnes (about 76,000 crore kg) of brick-stone, steel, glass and other construction materials are present on the land of New York. This burden is being used to sink this city.
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sea level rising
According to the study, a double threat is hovering over New York. On the one hand, it is sinking due to unnecessary buildings, on the other hand, the water level of the sea is also increasing rapidly. According to experts, the sea level is rising by 3 to 4 mm every year. There are five boroughs in New York City and at present there are 10,84,954 buildings. Among the five boroughs of New York, Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens are at higher risk. These cities are sinking faster than the rest.
New York is not only a threat to the world
New York is not the only city that is being buried under the human burden. Researcher Tom Parson says that not only coastal but other cities are also sinking. At least 99 such cities have been detected so far. For example, Jakarta is sinking so fast that Indonesia has to shift its capital somewhere else. There is also a problem for New York that it is the most populous of the coastal cities.