Bangkok is sinking, and may be underwater in 15 years

A study commissioned by the Thai government has found that Bangkok, the country’s capital and most populous city, is seriously endangered by rising sea levels—not just because the city is in a low-lying and flood-prone region, but because of how it is being developed.

The proliferation of tall buildings and electric railways has weighed down the city, according to the Bangkok Post. In addition, the region relies heavily on underground water pumped from aquifers, and when too much water...

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