Jakarta Is Sinking. Now Indonesia Has to Find a New Capital


My home town - Jakarta, Indonesia - is going end up under water during my lifetime. The capital of the 4th most populous country in the world is sinking (in some areas by as much as 10 inches a year!) By 2050, 95 percent of North Jakarta could be submerged. Climate change, poor city planning and inadequate infrastructure are to blame. As the government plans to find another capital, it is certainly not the last massively populated area that will experience the effects of climate change. Houston, Miami, Dhaka - all on the list of cities moving faster than expected into the water.


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