New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. | Mark Moran, U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

9 Popular Cities Losing War with Rising Seas

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Published On 07/02/2013
6:30 AM EDT
Rockaway New York , Nov. 11, graffiti signed with the message Global Warming on Rockaway beach in front of a home destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. | Julie Dermansky/Corbis
Key West resident Gregorio Nodal walks in the flooded North Roosevelt Coast Boulevard after Hurricane Wilma hits Florida's southern west coast Oct. 24, 2005. | CARLOS BARRIA/Corbis
"The Entrance to the Grand Canal, Venice," circa 1730. | Giovanni Canal/Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Floods inundate Bangkok. | Daniel Julie, Wikimedia Commons
A cyclist braves floods on a road in heavy rain caused by Typhoon Haikui in Shanghai, China, on Aug. 8, 2012. | Corbis
A small boat passes a line of flood gates in Zeeland, Holland. | Patrick Ward/Corbis
One of Bangladesh's many outlying slum communities. | David Bathgate/Corbis
Maldivian Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture Ibrahim Didi signs a declaration calling on countries to cut down carbon dioxide emissions. | Corbis