Top 20 Cities with Billions at Risk from Climate Change

By Eric Roston - 2012-07-06T03:32:54Z

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#10 Bangkok, Thailand

<strong>2005 assets at risk:</strong> $38.7 billion
<strong>2070 est. assets at risk:</strong> $1.1 trillion
<strong>2005 population at risk:</strong> 907,000
<strong>2070 est. population at risk: </strong>5.1 million

This 14th-century-trading-post-turned-tourist-hotspot is often compared to Venice for the intricate canal system incorporated into the Chao Phraya River. Catastrophic <a href="">monsoon flooding</a> that began in July 2011 caused more than $45 billion in damage throughout the country, inundating the area's auto and technology manufacturing hubs. Water levels reached a depth of six feet in some flooded areas.

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