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Indonesia's capital Jakarta is sinking. Here's how to stop this

By Edvin Aldrian, Professor of Meteorology and Climatology, Badan Riset dan Inovasi Nasional (BRIN)
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As Indonesia’s capital and most populous megacity, Jakarta needs rapid solutions to tackle the problems of land subsidence and sea-level rise.

A recent study by the National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN) stated that, without aggressive effort, around 25% of the capital area will be submerged in 2050.

The risk could increase twofold or even more because of climate change.

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