People walk near a sea wall in Jakarta, one of the world’s fastest-sinking cities. Photo: APPeople walk near a sea wall in Jakarta, one of the world’s fastest-sinking cities. Photo: AP
People walk near a sea wall in Jakarta, one of the world’s fastest-sinking cities. Photo: AP
Timothy Cooper
Opinion

Opinion

Timothy Cooper

Asia’s sinking cities need ‘Great Sea Walls’ to defend against rising waters, and fast

  • Many parts of coastal Asia might be submerged by 2050 if nothing is done by governments, individually or collectively, to protect these areas. Singapore provides an excellent example of how to combat rising sea levels

People walk near a sea wall in Jakarta, one of the world’s fastest-sinking cities. Photo: APPeople walk near a sea wall in Jakarta, one of the world’s fastest-sinking cities. Photo: AP
People walk near a sea wall in Jakarta, one of the world’s fastest-sinking cities. Photo: AP
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