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  • Map RoomShanghai: After the flood

Shanghai, China’s most populous city, is only about 13 feet above sea level.ê government has scrambled to build dikes and seawalls to prevent the financial center from being submerged as global sea levels rise. But if temperatures warm by 4 degrees Celsius, an increasingly likely scenario before the end of this century, about three-quarters of the city’s population will be underwater. Only the city center will peak above water.

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Compiled by Boris Litvin, Bregje Smits, and Julia Wilton

Sources: Yuting Li, Climate Central, The New York Times

Designed by Meehyun Nam Thompson

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