chicago sinking: The City of Chicago Is Sinking, Here is Why
- America’s third largest city is sinking
- Scientist said – if the situation does not get better, destruction will come
- Due to global warming, the water level is rising, the top layer of the land has weakened.
The sea level is rising rapidly due to global warming. Not only this, the upper layer of the earth is also loosening in many areas of the world. Due to this, the cities situated on the seashore are getting submerged in water, while the land in many places is sinking inwards. America, the world’s most powerful country, is no exception to this. A major city of this country is getting submerged in water inch by inch.
The world does not expect even from the COP26 conference
Scientists have warned that if nothing is done soon, the situation can become very dire. Recently COP26 was organized on climate change. Despite this, many countries believe that no formula can emerge from such meetings to save the earth from crisis. There has been a lot of controversy over the manifesto issued regarding this meeting.
America’s Chicago city is sinking
The name of this city of America which is slowly submerging in the water is Chicago. It is one of the largest cities in America. Chicago is famous for its bold architecture and expansive skyline. About 2.7 million people live in this city located on the shores of Lake Michigan. It is also the third most populous city in the US after New York and Los Angeles. Scientists have reported that Chicago has lost at least four inches compared to 100 years ago.
Chicago submerged by four to eight inches
Scientists claim that Chicago will continue to sink at this speed for the next one century. The Chicago Tribune reported two years ago that parts of North America and Canada that were once buried in ice are now sinking. Chicago and parts of southern Michigan Lake are sinking by about four (10 cm) to eight (20 cm) inches every century.
Due to the softening of the upper layer of the earth, the speed increased
More than 20,000 years ago, most of the Earth was covered under huge sheets of glacial ice. It also included the whole of Canada and Chicago. These glaciers disappeared about 10,000 years ago. Due to this, the top surface of the land became loose in many areas around Chicago. Due to this, this problem is being seen in many areas of the Great Lakes. The parts of Canada where the ice sheet was previously found to be thick, have now become thinner.
Scientist said – it is not going to stop
Daniel Roman, chief geodesist of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, told the Chicago Tribune that the city is sinking at a rate of one centimeter in a decade. This speed may also accelerate in the coming years. It is a slow process in the eyes of ordinary people, but it never stops.
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