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7 major cities that will disappear from the face of the earth to 2100 (7 photos)

In this post we’ll look at the most probable reasons for seven fairly large cities may completely disappear from the face of the earth to 2100go year. Then read more.

Ivanovo, Russia. Reason: The outflow of the population

center for the production of textiles during the Soviet era, this regional center in the north-east of Moscow now has a population of about 448,000 people, which is constantly decreasing. Number of women than men, the birth rate falls, and the mortality rate is increasing. Educated young people go to Moscow, because in almost no modern industry


Detroit, USA. Reason: The outflow of population

Population Detroit decreased by a third since 1950 to about 950 000 people. It is assumed that its population will decline slowly but steadily, at least until 2030 – the unemployment rate in the city is more than 10%. (In turn, the suburban population is constantly growing around Detroit). If these trends continue, Detroit changed beyond recognition by 2100.


Venice, Italy. Reason: Lowering the soil level

drops City channels already around for millennia, but in the last century the rate of descent increased markedly. Over the past 100 years, Venice has fallen by 24 centimeters. The government has plans for protecting the city from the rising to the level of the sea, but if it works or not, nobody knows.


Mexico City, Mexico. Reason: Lack of drinking water and soil subsidence

Mexico City is sinking. The city stands on the aquifer, which is also the main source of drinking water.Every time one of the 20 million inhabitants of the city drinking water, the city drops somewhat. According to some estimates, over the past 100 years, some parts of the city fell to 9 meters. Potentially even worse. It is assumed that the aquifer is depleted. Although Mexico is now growing rapidly, decreasing water supplies and lowered soil – all this can quickly change the trend.


Naples, Italy. Cause: The Eruption

of Mount Vesuvius, which destroyed Pompeii in 79 BC, erupts about every 100 years. Last eruption in 1944. Vesuvius is located in the Bay of Naples in southern Italy, which is home to more than 4 million people. This figure includes not only the population of Naples, but more than half a million people living in the “red zone” immediately adjacent to the volcano, the people who are likely to die if they are not evacuated in time.


Timbuktu, Mali. Reason: Desertification

Desertification when sand dunes advancing on fertile land, is a problem for a number of countries in southern Africa. The greatest danger threatens the city of Timbuktu in Mali, a city older than 1,000 years, which was an important center of Islamic education in the 15th and 16th centuries.
Mali carried out several projects to re-green the area, but some parts of the city already half buried in sand.


San Francisco, USA. Reason: Earthquake

Researchers from the University of California with a 75% probability forecast that by 2086 the San Francisco earthquake occurs magnitude 7 or greater. San Francisco is also one of the rapidly changing U.S. cities. All this is part of the displacement of the expensive and geographically hazardous coastal areas inland. Big trouble could accelerate this trend.


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