INDONESIA, A PARADISE IN DANGER
A round-the-world tour of countries facing climate change
An episode from the series EARTH ON EDGE
In 2004, the tsunami that devastated Southeast Asia did not spare the province of Aceh, north of the island of Sumatra, and killed nearly 170,000 people. A catastrophe still very present in the collective memory of the inhabitants.
Beyond the one-time disasters, the country is hit hard by the consequences of global warming, with torrential rains that cause floodings.
While 40% of the city is below sea level and the capital is sinking, the government has launched a colossal project to save Jakarta: the construction of a giant waterfront dyke.