Climate Crisis: Indonesia To Shift 'Sinking' Capital Of Jakarta

by GoNews Desk Jan 22, 2022 • 11:11 AM Views 1730

The South East Asian island nation of Indonesia has approved a bill that will shift its capital city of Jakarta located on the island of Java to a new City On The Island Of Borneo Named Nusantara. This move comes as it is being anticipated that around 20-25% of Jakarta will be underwater by 2050. This is due to both sea level rise caused by global warming and being built by swampy land. 

This is just one more example of the adverse impacts of Climate Change as envirnmentalists say that the move to relocate the capital to the forested province of East Kalimantan Province will just 'export' its problems there and cause loss of biodiversity and damage to ecosystems.