This Mother Jones article discusses why it is inevitable that we move away from the shores. Retreat from Rising Seas? It May Be Controversial, but It’s the World’s New Reality. “These changes will happen whether we like it or not.”
Indonesia just found itself a new capital. The country’s president, Joko Widodo, announced last Monday that the new seat of government will be on the island of Borneo, hundreds of miles to the northeast of the current capital, Jakarta. The crowded city’s aquifers have been drained and the ground is caving in, making it one of the fastest sinking cities in the world. The Java Sea threatens to swallow 95 percent of the city over the next 30 years.