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Sinking land threatening US cities

Rising sea levels caused by Sinking land is threatening a number of US cities, this is due to extraction of underground water and fossil fuels, other cities like New York are Sinking under weight of their building pressing into soft ground and the this is putting more people at risk for flooding. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2024/mar/28/sinking-us-cities-increase-risk-flooding-rising-sea-levels

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  • johnte ndeto

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    The reckless extraction of underground water and fossil fuels not only depletes precious resources but also contributes to the sinking of land, putting entire cities at risk.

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    • winnie nguru

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      This is deeply concerning. I hope the government acts asap

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      • Gorffly mokua

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        @winnie_nguru Yes, they should act Asap!

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        • johnte ndeto

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          @winnie_nguru It's a grim reminder of how shortsighted decisions can lead to long-term consequences at the governments watch.

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        • Saustine Lusanzu

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          Immediate response should be taken to protect the cities and people living in also to protect the environment

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          • johnte ndeto

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            @saustine_lusanzu The exploitation of underground resources without regard for the consequences is nothing short of criminal.

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          • Jane Wangui

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            The us government should actually be more cautious and take appropriate actions so as to prevent catastrophic events from happening

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            • johnte ndeto

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              @jane_wangui The relentless pursuit of profit at the expense of our environment is disgraceful.

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            • Jane Wangui

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              The us government should actually be way more concerned about about what is at risk if we don't solve the climatic Crisis

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              • Rukia Ahmed Abdi

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                If the ground is sinking and sea levels are rising as a result of climate changes, the risk of seawater inundation along the US east coast is heightened so there's need for urgent action.

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                • johnte ndeto

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                  @rukia_ahmed_abdi The fact that cities are sinking under the weight of their own infrastructure is a damning indictment of our shortsightedness and disregard for the planet.

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                • winnie nguru

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                  Desperate measures call for desperate action. I hope all agencies respond appropriately

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                  • Munene Mugambi

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                    The sinking land phenomenon poses a grave threat to several US cities, increased by factors like groundwater extraction and urban development. Rising sea levels compound the risk, endangering coastal communities. Urgent action is needed to address this dual threat, including sustainable water management practices and stringent building regulations. Get your act together now guys

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                    • johnte ndeto

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                      @munene_mugambi It's a stark reminder of the destructive power of human ignorance and arrogance.

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                    • walter lungayi

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                      Urgent measures are needed to address these issues and mitigate the risk of flooding for the affected communities.

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                      • Munene Mugambi

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                        @walter_lungayi Swift action is crucial to reduce flood risks for sinking land and sea-level-threatened communities. Implementing urgent measures, like sustainable water management is vital to protect lives and property from escalating environmental threats. The US faces an uphill task but they can certainly do it

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