We suggest you familiarize yourself with the list of cities that may disappear (scientists forecast) by 2100.
1. 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 fastest changing cities in the U.S.. All this is part of the displacement of the expensive and geographically hazardous coastal areas inland. Most of the trouble may accelerate this trend.
2. Detroit, USA. Reason: Out-migration
Detroit’s population has 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 population of the suburbs around Detroit are constantly growing). If these trends continue, Detroit will change beyond recognition by 2100.
3. Venice, Italy. Reason: Lowering the level of the soil
City of canals have lowered about a millennium, but in the last century lowering speed increased markedly. Over the past 100 years, Venice has fallen by 24 centimeters. The government has a plan to protect the city from rising to the level of the sea, however, whether they will work or not, no one knows.
4. 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. Each 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, the individual 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 diminishing water supplies, and lowered soil – all of which can quickly change the trend.
5. Naples, Italy. Reason: Eruption
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 most likely to die if they are not evacuated in time.
6. Timbuktu, Mali. Reason: Desertification
Desertification, when the sand dunes advancing on fertile land, is a problem for a number of countries in the south of the Sahara. The greatest danger threatens the city of Timbuktu in Mali, a city older than 1000 years, which was an important center of Islamic learning in the 15th and 16th centuries.
In Mali, conducted several projects to re-green the area, but some parts of the city already half-covered with sand.
7. Ivanovo, Russia. Reason: Out-migration
Center of textile production in 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. The number of women than men, the birth rate is falling, and the mortality rate is increasing. Educated young people are coming to Moscow, as in almost no modern industry