Global Warming May Threaten Indonesia
Indonesian scientists say many of Indonesia’s islands may be swallowed up by the sea if world leaders fail to find a way to halt rising sea levels. Doomsayers take this dire warning by Indonesian scientists a step further and predict that by 2035, the Indonesian capital’s airport will be flooded by sea water and rendered useless. By 2080, the tide will be lapping at the steps of Jakarta’s imposing Dutch-era Presidential palace which sits 10 km inland, they add. With over 17,000 islands, many at risk of being washed away, it is only natural that Indonesians are becoming anxious about their homes, livelihoods and property.