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Indonesia’s Inconvenient Truth: The Challenge Of A Sinking Jakarta

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Indonesia’s Inconvenient Truth: The Challenge Of A Sinking Jakarta

Jakarta is sinking, and there is less time to solve the problem than we think.

But it’s still possible.

This episode of Vice News looks at the pressing and neglected issue of Jakarta sinking, in some areas in the North, more than 20cm every year. The most important reason is due to the fact that we are drilling for water underneath the ground, instead of piping water into the capital. Vice take the issue up close, talk to the people who know the most, and who will be most affected.

Watch the enlightening Vice Episode here:

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