BANGKOK, Thailand - Cities around the world are facing the danger of rising seas and other disasters related to climate change.
Of the 33 cities predicted to have at least 8 million people by 2015, at least 21 are highly vulnerable, says the Worldwatch Institute.
They include Dhaka, Bangladesh;; ; and in ; and in ; and in ; ; and Osaka-Kobe in ; ; ; , and and in the United States, according to studies by the and others.
More than one-tenth of the world's population, or 643 million people, live in low-lying areas at risk from climate change, say U.S. and European experts. Most imperiled, in descending order, are China, India,, , , Japan, Egypt, the U.S., and the .