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Climate change challenges sinking city of Venice


Climate change challenges sinking city of Venice

The Italian city of Venice is prone to frequent flooding because it has sunk five inches over the last century, but now it is also grappling with sea-level rise, caused by climate change, which increases the severity. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Christopher Livesay reports on the risks, and Italy's plans to mitigate them, as part of our series “Peril and Promise,” on climate change.

VENICE, ITALY • Venice is SINKING! Get there before it's too late!

It's our final day in Venice. Thankfully we get out of there unscathed, as the city starts to sink around us!

OK. The city's sinking-- it's the ocean that's rising around it. Thanks to the UN's landmark accord signed by 175 countries last week, you may still have time to see Venice-- without scuba equipment.

Today we visit St Mark’s Square. We wait in line at the Bell Tower (man, it's windy up there). We DON'T wait in line to get into Saint Mark’s Basilica where usually. And, we check out the oldest wine bar in the city, where Casanova was known to frequent.

Then I explore the flooding problem in Venice, when high tide can put the square under as much as a meter of water. When this happens they put walking platforms across the square so you’re still able to walk from one side to another.

Get to Venice while you still can!

Venice Climate Change Risk and Response

On May 7th 2013, emerging sustainable development leaders participating in course gathered in Wollman Hall at The New School to discuss climate risks and responses in six global cities: Guatemala City, Ho Chi Minh City, Kampala, Kolkata, Los Angeles, and Venice.

Urban climate resilience was analyzed in the water, energy, and transport sectors in each of the six cities. This scientific analysis revealed how cities can assess climate risk by examining the hazards, vulnerabilities, and adaptive capacities unique to their urban geographies.

Presenters—mentored by Center Director Shagun Mehrotra—utillized risk analysis as a tool to prioritize and craft adaptation or mitigation responses and to operationalize action through contextualized policy mechanisms.

Venice could DISAPPEAR within 100 years

Venice could DISAPPEAR within 100 years: Global sea level rise may sink the Italian city
It may be known as 'The Floating City', but experts have warned that Venice could sink in as little as 100 years thanks to climate change.
They say that Venice and much of Italy's Adriatic coastline is at risk of disappearing all together as sea levels continue to rise.

Nova Sinking City Of Venice

How was Venice Built on Water ?

How was Venice Built on Water ?

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Saving Venice

A conversation about the issues facing Venice and efforts to save the historic city, with Lisa Ackerman, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, World Monuments Fund and Steven Zucker
An ARCHES video

Venice, Italy: A Romantic Sinking City

Done this short trip on a rainy season in Venice. Generally, it was a lovely experience.

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Part one of Nova - Sinking of the city Venice

Remote working - challenges - mindset (Venice)

Remote working - challenges - mindset (Venice)

Living on the Water: Sea Level Change from Venice to Boston & Venetian Art & Architecture

Living on the Water: Coasts, Development, and Sea Level Change from Venice to Boston & Living on the Water: Venetian Art, Architecture, and the Environment EESC170201 + ARTH170101
Gail Kineke, Earth and Environmental Sciences
Stephanie Leone, Art History
1 Natural Science + 1 Arts
TTh 9–10:15 + TTh 3–4:15
Tues. 6–7:50 reserved for reflection sessions (4 times during the semester)
These paired courses pose two questions: how does the environment affect humans, and how do humans influence the environment? Venice and Boston offer exemplary case studies of the relationship of humans and the environment in the development of coastal cities. They encourage us to think critically about human and natural history from the rich perspectives of geology and art history, probing the codependence of humans and the environment. Students study the natural processes that define coastlines; their impact on Venice’s history, politics, commerce, art, and architecture; the effect of development on the coastline; and the threat of rising sea levels on the futures of Venice and Boston.
To register for these courses:
Register for both EESC170201 and ARTH170101

Sinking Cities London


Cities Adaptations to Sea Level Rise: Kristina Hill

(Visit: Since we don’t yet know how fast and how high sea levels are going to rise, Berkeley urban designer Kristina Hill stresses that our strategies must be ready and be adaptive as conditions change. Rising seas pose multiple dangers. Groundwater rises on top of sea level causing inland flooding. What can we do to prepare? Kristina Hill says a fundamental principle of landscape architecture -- dig a hole, make a mound” -- offers a time-tested strategy. Series: Cal Future Forum: Our Changing World [12/2017] [Show ID: 33070]


Eventual sea levels after hundreds of years. Based on the carbon cycle and paleo climate data points for equivalent atmospheric levels of CO2 and global average temperature. To learn more visit:



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