November 29, 2019 Issue

In Focus

Higher Ground

Rising water levels alter tourists’ routines on November 12 in Piazza San Marco, where high tide reached nearly 50 inches after heavy rainfall. Facing the city’s most severe flooding in 50 years, Venice’s mayor asked politicians to act: “Now the government must listen. These are the effects of climate change. The costs will be high.” Climate change has long been predicted to exacerbate extreme weather events.
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