The Indonesian capital of Jakarta is sinking by up to 25 centimeters every year. Urban planners try to prevent the worst. But walls alone do not help against the floods. In the Tongkol settlement, people are now take action.
As sea levels rise, the planet's natural bulwarks against the ocean could help protect the coastline. But these very habitats are also under threat.
Some five kilometers from mainland Germany, 10 patches of marshland known as the Hallig islands are at risk from rising sea levels. Regular flooding could help them survive.
The country's weather agency warned residents that more potentially fatal downpours are on the way. Tens of thousands have been displaced since the start of the heavy rains on New Year's Eve.
The rising levels of our global seas poses serious threats to low-lying coastal communities. Nature itself can go some way to offering a solution.
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