Daily Archives: January 18, 2013

Intense Flooding Making Life More Than Miserable for 10+ Million in Rapidly Sinking Jakarta; “Bathtub Effect” Threatens Future of City

Imagine the infrastructure of Port au Prince, a population density about a third greater than New York City*, the subsidence problems of New Orleans and a landscape like the Netherlands. What have you got? Jakarta. I mean, you know it’s bad when the Jakarta authorities are consulting with the Dutch for assistance in developing a plan to deal with the annual flooding.