Tale of a sinking city

    With large swaths of Jakarta predicated to be underwater by 2050, the above video from the BBC examines the Indonesian capital’s descent into ecological catastrophe.

    From lush coastal plains to a sea of grey, rapid urbanization has seen Jakarta turn into the veritable concrete jungle. But with water sucked out on an industrial scale as developers continue to reach for the sky, experts believe the city might have little more than a decade to change course, least it goes under.

    Watch the video for more.