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11/28/2007

Global warming cited in Indonesia floods

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INDONESIA


Tide washes more than a mile inland, forcing thousands to flee.
From the Associated Press
November 28, 2007

JAKARTA, INDONESIA -- Indonesia's environment minister said Tuesday that global warming was at least partly to blame for tidal flooding that forced thousands of people to flee their homes and washed more than a mile inland.

HIGH SEA TIDES

High sea tides paralyze traffic in Indonesian capital

Jakarta - High sea tides flooded parts of the Indonesian capital, inundated thousands of homes, cutting off a toll road leading to the international airport, stranding thousands of passengers, local media reports said Tuesday. Authorities installed pumps to bring down water levels, which were 1.7-meters high in several sub-districts and reached as far as two kilometres inland.

High tides flood Indonesian capital with sea water

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) —The sprawling archipelagic nation is one of the largest contributors of carbon dioxide emissions, due to the rapid pace of deforestation, but experts say it is also at risk of becoming one of the biggest victims of global warming.
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