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Jakarta is sinking

May 17, 2021

Jakarta, Indonesia, is sinking. While the coastal city is prone to flooding due to sea level rise, the land is subsiding as much as 25 cm (9.8 inches) a year as residents extract water from underground. A Vox video.


“Indonesia’s capital city isn’t the only one sinking,” Leah Asmelash, CNN

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