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A Crisis Right Now: San Francisco and Manila Face Rising Seas

An article in the New York Times highlights the shared threat that both San Francisco and Manila, in the Philippines, face due to rising sea levels, while highlighting the different sets of circumstances and decisions that have amplified the vulnerabilities in each city.

"Manila allowed groundwater to be pumped out so fast that the land sagged and turned into a bowl just as the sea was rising," according to the article.  "The Bay Area allowed people to build right at the water’s edge, putting homes, highways, even airports at risk of catastrophic flooding."

Read the full article here.