GEOGRAPHY IN THE NEWS:
As students in my high school geography class "Your Future World" learn, Indonesia's capital of Jakarta is sinking. We may have to amend that information. Jakarta will continue to sink, but Indonesia announced plans last week to move the capital out of Jakarta and off the densely populated island of Java. Jakarta is not the only city to be sinking, but it may be the world's fastest-sinking city, with about 95% of the megacity expected to be below sea level by 2050. (Indonesia is also not the only country we study that is in the process of moving its capital in whole or in part: China and Egypt are also building new capitals.) www.npr.org/2019/04/29/718234878/indonesia-plans-to-move-its-capital-out-of-jakarta-a-city-thats-sinking
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