Sinking deltas due to human activities

  title={Sinking deltas due to human activities},
  author={J. Syvitski and A. Kettner and I. Overeem and E. Hutton and M. T. Hannon and G. Brakenridge and J. Day and C. Vörösmarty and Yoshiki Saito and L. Giosan and R. Nicholls},
  journal={Nature Geoscience},
Many of the world's deltas are densely populated and intensively farmed. An assessment of recent publications indicates that the majority of these deltas have been subject to intense flooding over the past decade, and that this threat will grow as global sea-level rises and as the deltas subside. Many of the world's largest deltas are densely populated and heavily farmed. Yet many of their inhabitants are becoming increasingly vulnerable to flooding and conversions of their land to open ocean… Expand

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