Relative sea level rise could sink significant parts of world's largest deltas before end of century: Study

Updated: Mar 18 2023 4:47PM

New Delhi, Mar 18 (PTI) Relative sea level rise, caused by local drivers, together with global sea level rise, could cause significant parts of the world's largest deltas to fall below the rising sea before the turn of the century, according to a new study.

Relative sea level rise also takes into account sinking lands which amplify the effect of rising seas.

Local drivers such as groundwater pumping and extraction of hydrocarbons creates subsidence, and coastal vegetation, which can provide some protection, is lost to make space for farmland and tourism.