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The Future of Venice: Between Disillusion and Fantasy

Published on , by Vincent Noce

Venice, one of humanity's uncontested cultural jewels, has cried out in despair on the eve of COP26.

  The Future of Venice: Between Disillusion and Fantasy
Representatives of the Italian Academy of Science, Literature and Art have urged the government to create an authority that can prepare the city for rising water levels, which could possibly be helped by international experts. They describe an alarming situation exacerbated by the confusion resulting from a series of administrations with contradictory aims. The water level has risen 13.7 in/35 cm since a gauge was set up in 1897 at the Punta della Dogana (customs house). In addition, the city is sinking about 4 inches (10 cm) per century. The…
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