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Study shows that major cities in Malaysia will submerge under water by 2050

The climate in our country had been unpredictable these days and we have been experiencing more floods recently. This then caused many to wonder if our towns and cities will be completely submerged underwater one day.

Recently, an old tweet from 2019 has resurfaced on social media and went viral. The tweet showcased how rising sea levels will effect coastal cities in the future.

The study was shared by the Centre for Governance and Political Studies Twitter page, revealing which cities will be effected by 2050.

Source: Daily News

“A new study shows how major cities in Malaysia will be below the sea level by 2050.” they wrote.

The states that will be affected includes Perlis, Kedah, Penang, Perak, Negeri Sembilan, Terengganu, Pahang, Kelantan and Sarawak.

Based on the study, here’s what will happen by 2050, if the rising sea levels continues,

  • Alor Setar will become an island
  • The area from Parit Buntar to Taiping will no longer be seen
  • The North-South Highway (Lebuhraya Utara-Selatan) will submerge under water
  • Bagan Datoh, Teluk Intan and Kuala Selangor will disappear
  • Port Klang will submerge under water
  • Shah Alam will submerge under water
  • KLIA will be located next to a beach
  • Muar will submerge under water
  • Pekan will submerge under water
  • Kuala Terengganu will submerge under water and become several islands
  • Kuching, Sarawak will submerge under water and become several islands

The study was conducted with the use of CoastalDEM (Digital Elevation Models) model that gives a more accurate readings of the situation.

“Millions of Malaysians will be affected. Most people will be forced to move. Housing projects will be wasted, plantation lands will be damaged. A food shortage crisis will hit,”

“Not matter which party you support, corporate or NGO, this is the reality of our future,” they shared.

On a global scale, it is said that 70% of the Asian population will be affected by the rising sea levels, with about 43 million residents in China, Bangladesh (19 million), Vietnam (26 million) and Thailand (17 million) being displaced from their homes.

This should be a wake-up call for us to start looking into ways to stop or at least reduce the impact of climate change.

What do you think about this? Share your thoughts!

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