Climate Change Puts Jakarta In Jeopardy (VIDEO)

03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

A United Nations-produced video shows the very real consequences of climate change for those living in Jakarta, Indonesia.

The video shows how a city of 25 million people is now facing 100-200 floods a year. To make matters worse, areas of the city are actually sinking - even the airport might be under sea level by 2050.

Jakarta may be the front lines of our fight against the effects of climate change, and as such provides lessons of a global importance.

As Alex Heikens, Environmental adviser to the UN Development program in Indonesia, says "Adaptation is adjusting the way you live to a new climate in terms of running your country, in term of managing your city, and in terms of how do you produce your crops as a farmer."


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