Nature’s Jakarta Blanche

For Jakarta, it’s not just that seas are rising. It’s that the land is sinking. “Pumping out the groundwater has quite literally lowered the city’s foundations, causing widespread subsidence. Some areas in the north have sunk four metres over the past two decades, putting them so far below the level of the bay that there is nowhere for water to drain out.” Will this be the first megacity to be wiped out by climate change? Wired UK: The impossible fight to save Jakarta, the sinking megacity.

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