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Jakarta under constant threat of flooding and rising sea levels

  • Sukristiono Sukardjo

Jakarta | Wed, January 23 2013 | 10:54 am

Jakarta, with its booming population, is facing a challenge from anthropogenic climate change. The city represents an exceptional concentration of 10 million people located close to the sea’s edge and therefore vulnerable to rising sea levels.

Greater Jakarta is a delta city that has constantly been at risk of flooding. During the Indonesia Delta Forum held in Semarang in October 2010, t...

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