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Spotlight on Venice: Climate change a wash in the City of Water

Photo: Ian Britton Ahh, Venice – the City of Water. Built on a lagoon along the Adriatic Sea, there must be a looming disaster in store for this lovely, sinking city in the face of climate change. Right? That was the harsh verdict of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). But new research is questioning that conclusion. The frequency of storm surges– known by Venetians as “Acqua Alta”– is expected to drop 30 percent by the end of this century. That’s... [Read more]

Posted by Alison Hawkes on July 24, 2011 No Comments »
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