Top 20 Cities with Billions at Risk from Climate Change

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

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#9 Hong Kong, China

<strong>2005 assets at risk:</strong> $35.9 billion
<strong>2070 est. assets at risk:</strong> $1.2 trillion
<strong>2005 population at risk:</strong> 223,000
<strong>2070 est. population at risk: </strong>687,000

Hong Kong has more than 450 miles of coastline, made up by the South China Sea on three sides and the Shenzhen River, which helps form its border with Mainland China, to the north. Within Hong Kong's borders are 19 square miles of water, almost five percent of the city's total surface area. Water level in Victoria Harbor rose an average of 28 millimeters per decade from 1954 to 2011.

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