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Sea level rise may threaten Indonesia’s status as an archipelagic country

The recent UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report found global sea levels have been rising at an accelerated rate.

As an archipelagic state with more than 17,000 islands stretching over 80,000 kilometers of coastline, Indonesia should be alarmed by these findings.

Last year, Indonesia’s National Research and Innovation Agency projected that at least 115 of Indonesia’s islands will be underwater by 2100 due to a combination of  rise and land subsidence.

A new research even found that 92 outermost islands of Indonesia have the potential to sink due to rising sea levels.

This concerning trend may pose a…

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