Jakarta Sinking

Indonesia is moving its capital from  Jakarta due to climate change. The city is sinking. Some facts and figures:

  • Jakarta is located on the island of Java
  • Sinking is at a rate of approximately 10 inches per year due to a combination of the drilling of wells for groundwater and the weight of its buildings. 40 to 50 centimeters (approximately 16 to 20 inches) of sea level rise is expected by 2100.
  • Heri Andreas of the Bandung Institute of Technology found that 95 percent of North Jakarta could be underwater by 2050.
  • The estimated time for the process is 10 years. The cost is expected to be $33 billion.




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