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China’s Pearl River Delta, the country’s manufacturing hub and home to tens of millions of people, is the world’s most at-risk urban center from rising sea levels, according to a new study.

The region could be under at least 67 cm (26 inches) of water and as much as 2 meters by the year 2100 unless measures are taken now, according to Verisk Maplecroft, a U.K.-based risk advisory company.

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