Friday, June 13, 2008

High tide in Jakarta's harbor

The high tide of June 2008 was less severe than envisaged, but the real one is expected for 2025 when global sea levels will have risen to about 5 cm. In Jakarta, however, a difference between 40cm to 60cm is expected due to deep groundwater extraction and a largely misguided building boom. The sea will have reached the presidential palace, which is around 5km inland and the historic old city of Batavia will have become the Venice of the East.

Photo from Sunda
Kelapa Harbor, Jakarta, June 2008.

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