Bangkok. 5,259 inhabitants / km 2. A city that collapses under its weight, a mass of concrete that sinks into the ground at a rate of 2 to 5 cm per year; some neighborhoods have lost 1.7m for 60 years. In spite of all the industries continue to pump outrageously the water of the water tables, everywhere we build skyscrapers, always higher. Concrete for a city teeming with life, 8.5 million souls are sinking into the earth.
Nearby, at an hour of traffic jams and highways, the villages of the Gulf of Thailand, they disappear, victims of the advance of the sea. With the increase in the sea level, villages in the Gulf of Thailand disappear under the waves. The phenomenon, which has existed for a few decades, is growing at an alarming rate. Here and there, in the open sea, one can see remains swallowed by the ocean. Electric poles along the street on which today at low tide we move in boats.
Water is moving towards the megacity. The most pessimistic scenarios predict that certain sectors of the capital could be submerged by 2030 if nothing is done to save the city. Water is advancing in the floodplain, water is moving towards the megacity. The human will have to move to survive.