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Why Manila is sinking

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Manila is sinking fast, with simulations showing that Manila City could sink by 2 metres in just 40 years, by 2060. The sea level at Manila bay is also rising 4x faster than the rest of the world. The problem is caused by overpopulation and the over extraction of groundwater. Despite the government’s imposition of a moratorium, illegal extraction carried on.
Manila is sinking fast, with simulations showing that Manila City could sink by 2 metres in just 40 years, by 2060. The sea level at Manila bay is also rising 4x faster than the rest of the world. The problem is caused by overpopulation and the over extraction of groundwater. Despite the government’s imposition of a moratorium, illegal extraction carried on.

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