November the 4th, 2020 – It might seem like a bit of a stupid thing to say, as surely anyone and everyone should fear being flooded as climate change continues to alter the weather in ways we often struggle to cope properly with. Which Croatian city, however, should fear it the most? One southern Croatian city which is wildly popular with tourists and is also UNESCO protected should fear becoming submerged more than any other in the rest of the country.
The word Dubrovnik likely stirs up an array of pleasant memoris for all those who have visited, along with perhaps a traffic jam and an expensive coffee too many, maybe. Residents of this southern Croatian city should have more on their minds than crowds of tourists in shops on hot August days, however, and flooding is one of the more serious of them.
As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, just how serious this problem could be for Croatia’s tourism Mecca can be seen very well with the help of a tool designed by no less than NASA, which predicts which cities will end up flooded and even totally submerged due to the melting of glaciers caused by the ongoing threat of climate change across the planet, reports Vecernji list.
Scientists have put the effect of the Earth’s gravity and its rotation into a special “formula” in order to predict how water will be end up being “redistributed” around the world as climate change progresses.
“The tool for each city provides a clear picture of which glaciers are of particular importance,” one of the scientists involved in the study explained to the BBC.
Research has shown that the melting of large ice sheets in western Greenland, dangerously close to Europe, should be feared. Along with the major European capital of London, Tromso, Oslo, Athens, Syracuse, Marseille, Gibraltar, Brest and the southern Croatian city of Dubrovnik should be greatly concerned about what this could mean for them.
Scientific datas show that melting glaciers had an impact on sea level rise during the 20th century, and in the 21st century that impact has increased even more.