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As Bangkok sinks, could this anti-flood park be the answer?

03.10.2018
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Vast underground reservoirs beneath the city's Centenary Park can store 1m gallons of waterBangkok is sinking - fast. As urban development continues unabated, this city of more than 10 million people is getting lower by 2cm a year, according to Greenpeace estimates. Meanwhile, the surface of the Gulf of Thailand is rising by 4mm a year - above the global average.With the Thai capital currently approximately 1.5 metres (5ft) above sea level, the spectres of the 2011 floods that inundated the city and those of 2017 that killed 1,200 people in India, Nepal and Bangladesh loom large. Recent rainwater floods, plus a United Nations preparatory meeting on climate change hosted in Bangkok, pushed concerns to the surface once more. Continue reading...
Zdroj: The Guardian

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