Bangkok is sinking
Thailand's top disaster expert who foretold of the 2004 tsunami, is now warning that Bangkok will be totally submerged under several feet of water by 2030.
Bangkok is a city built on swampland. Because of the spongy under soil and the ongoing pumping of groundwater, scientists estimate that Bangkok is sinking roughly four inches every year.
At the same time, the city’s population of 12 to 14 million continues to grow – as does the skyline.
Combine this with rising sea levels due to global warming, and scientists say Bangkok is like a ticking time bomb.