The Indonesian capital of Jakarta is sinking by up to 25 centimeters every year. More than 30 million people in and around the city are at risk. Now urban planners have begun to act in the hope of averting disaster.
The Indonesian capital Jakarta is sinking. At the same time, sea levels are rising. Now the megacity is fighting back against the rising tide — and for its very survival.
Indonesian officials say they have found the cockpit voice recorder of the Lion Air jet that plunged into the ocean after taking off from Jakarta in October. It was Indonesia's worst air disaster since 1997.
The World Economic Forum's Global Risks Report fears rising geopolitical tensions will reduce the international community's ability to deal with global threats. But never before have there been so many serious risks.
As the UN climate conference wraps up, Asia's emission-producing economic powerhouses have said their growing wealth doesn't guarantee they can fully comply with the Paris agreement without assistance.
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