Posted by: Michael Ritter PhD | February 10, 2007

Jakarta Water Woes

From the Site: “Life can be challenging in Indonesia. The tsunami of 2004 killed 160,000 people. The bird flu has claimed its most human victims so far in this island nation. And now for the third time in a decade, torrential rains have caused catastrophic flooding in its capital, Jakarta. It’s only the start of the monsoon season and the 12 million or so people who live along the city’s 13 rivers are bracing for even more rain.”

Listen to this segment of Living on Earth
TPE Link – Monsoon; Monsoon Climate; Tropical Forests; Deforestation in the Tropical Forests

Image: Monsoon Rains. Courtesy NASA Data Assimilation Office (Source)


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