Thursday, May 17, 2012
Forget 2012, Jakarta Will Sink in 2030 Anyway!
It is good if we can always anticipate whether any predictions are true, so that we can avoid the worst things that could happen. When it was too late, not much we can do. This post is a warning to the citizens of Jakarta and the surrounding areas – as well as the world.
Capital city of Jakarta in Indonesia is predictably will be going down in the year 2030. This scary prediction made by the Executive Director of Friends of the Earth Indonesia (WALHI) Ubaidillah. “This prophecy could be true, if the DKI Jakarta Provincial Government did not immediately anticipate the development of environmentally sound,” said Ubaidillah told reporters in Jakarta, Wednesday (18/11 ).
According Ubaidillah, development in Jakarta is currently not ecological balanced. This has been justified by the fact that currently Jakarta has only an open area of green 9.6 per cent of 661.53 square kilometers Jakarta. “Most of the land surface in Jakarta has experienced a decline due to floods and puddles of water. Even worse, most of Jakarta was under the sea surface “, he asserted.
During this time, Jakarta is too carried away with commercial buildings and no longer considers the ecology aspect, where many new constructions of the mall and the offices are rapidly going on. “If not immediately addressed, Jakarta will soon be drowned.” Ubaidilah revealed, according to predictions Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics, the peak rainfall will be usually occurs in January 2010, so he estimates water surface elevation will be increased compared to the beginning of the rainy season in 2009 which only reached 10 centimeters to 250 centimeters. “Considering the bad governance of Jakarta today, the possibility of water surface elevation in Jakarta in January 2010 reached more than 250 centimeters is higher. The elevation is never been down from the previous seasons, “said Ubaidillah.
News Source: Ruang Hati Indonesia