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The Resilient City of Jakarta is Full of Threats from Climate and Health Disasters

Behind Jakarta's high economic progress, there are potential threats to all the people of the capital city, such as routine flood disasters, water scarcity during the dry season, and massive exposure to air pollution.

This article has been translated using AI. See Original .
By
DEBORA LAKSMI INDRASWARI
· 5 minutes read

The following article was translated using both Microsoft Azure Open AI and Google Translation AI. The original article can be found in Kota Tangguh Jakarta Sarat Ancaman Bencana Iklim dan Kesehatan

Pollution haze shrouded the sky of Jakarta as the city hosted the 43rd ASEAN Summit on Sunday (3/9/2023). According to the IQAir website, on Sunday around 11:00 the air quality index value in Jakarta was 164, which is considered unhealthy.
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Pollution haze shrouded the sky of Jakarta as the city hosted the 43rd ASEAN Summit on Sunday (3/9/2023). According to the IQAir website, on Sunday around 11:00 the air quality index value in Jakarta was 164, which is considered unhealthy.

Behind the high economic progress, there is a potential threat to all the people of the capital city. If drought strikes, some residents have difficulty getting clean water, while when the rainy season arrives, flooding becomes routine for some metropolitan areas. Apart from that, all Jakarta residents must now get used to exposure to pollution which has the potential to degrade the quality of health.

Editor:
BUDIAWAN SIDIK ARIFIANTO
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