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Jakarta Is the World's Fastest-Sinking City and It May Have Only a Decade Left


World  (tags: climate change, global warming, rising seas, Asia, cities )

Freya
- 221 days ago - weather.com
The city, home to about 10 million people, is reportedly sinking at a rate of 25 cm each year. About 40 percent of the metropolis now lies beneath sea level.



   

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Animae C (507)
Saturday April 7, 2018, 4:41 pm
It's not the ocean rising but the ground dropping that is causing the problem!!!
The walls they build are also sinking!
AND Jakarta also does not have a proper waste disposal or sewage system!!!

That's a lot of people to evacuate & where!!!
 

Ellie M (3)
Saturday April 7, 2018, 5:13 pm
Noted
 

David C (108)
Saturday April 7, 2018, 5:32 pm
noted, thanks,
 

Walter F (129)
Saturday April 7, 2018, 6:41 pm
Noted.I've little concern for a nation guilty of genocide in Timor and West Papua . That executed thousands of Chinese communists, that murdered our journalists and executed two of our citizens and is still killing Christians in outlying provinces, Could this be karma?.
 

Colleen L (3)
Saturday April 7, 2018, 7:25 pm
Wow...scary. Thanks Freya
 

Darren Woolsey (218)
Sunday April 8, 2018, 2:43 am
Noted and shared article link over social media.
 

Anne K (139)
Monday April 9, 2018, 4:50 pm
Wow! Thanks, Freya.
 

Janet B (0)
Monday April 9, 2018, 7:51 pm
Thanks
 

TOM T (248)
Tuesday April 10, 2018, 1:35 pm
Truly UNBELIEVABLE !!
SCARY STUFF !
 
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