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Rising Seas May Wipe out Mumbai by 2050:- An international study that is conducted by American scientific research organization, Climate Central clarified that the larger portions of Mumbai city (suburbs) and South Mumbai may be wiped out if the water emissions are not kept under control. The case study was published in the journal Nature Communications. The stretches of Central Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Thane, Vasai Virar and Mira Bhayander will be at critical risk by 2050 said the study. This is because of the rise of sea levels globally. The case study also said that the previous estimates were more optimistic as they did not measure the land elevations accurately.
Artificial Intelligence and Satellite Imagery are used by Climate Control to create the projects for 2030, 2050 and 2100 under different scenarios of emissions. No emissions, medium emission cuts and pollution levels are the scenarios. Over 150 million people are residing in the mentioned regions of Mumbai which may go underwater by 2050 said the study. The study also said that cities like Bangkok, Alexandria, Ho Chi Minh will be completely lost with the rising waters globally. Coming to India, 36 million people would face annual flooding by 2050 and 44 million by 2100.
This is sure a big shock for all those who are residing in and around Mumbai.