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In this Sept. 9 photo, water lock station employees observe the water lock in Suzhou Creek in Shanghai, China. Shanghai sits roughly 10 feet above sea level and is among dozens of great world cities, including London, Miami, New York, New Orleans, Mumbai, Cairo, Amsterdam, and Tokyo, threatened by sea levels that now are rising twice as fast as projected just a few years ago, expanding from warmth and meltwater.

PHOTO: Eugene Hoshiko/AP/File

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