Retreating from Rising Seas Isn’t a Win or a Defeat — It’s Reality

9/2/19

Perspective: Coastal retreat

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Indonesia just found itself a new capital. The country’s president, Joko Widodo, announced on Monday that the new seat of government will be on the island of Borneo, hundreds of miles to the northeast of the current capital, Jakarta. The crowded city’s aquifers have been drained and the ground is caving in, making it one of the fastest sinking cities in the world.

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