Sunday, April 11, 2010

Abu Dhabi faces climate change flood threat - expert

Arabian A leading US academic will tonight warn that Abu Dhabi must invest in research and infrastructure if it is to combat the risk of flooding due to climate change.

David Holland, director of the Center for Atmosphere Ocean Science at New York University, told Arabian Business that the rise in sea levels is “accelerating” and that the UAE capital is “among the dozen or so major cities in the world that are precisely at sea level”.

“[There is] a plausible concern for sea level change that would actually raise the sea level above the current infrastructure,” he said. “That would imply flooding, essentially.”

Abu Dhabi viewed from the International Space Station

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

How much time does the Govt. have???