In case there was any doubt that the effects of climate change have begun to bite in a big way, the Indonesian Prime Minister has come up with a novel plan to deal with one of his country's most pressing problems.
Whether one likes them or not, today's announcements regarding our Government's own plans are not before time.
Indonesia is moving its capital city away from Jakarta, one of the world's fastest-sinking cities. Planning Minister Bambang Brodjonegoro announced on Monday that President Joko Widodo has decided to move the government out of the city and choose a new location as the country's capital, a process that he said could cost as much as $33 billion, according to CNN Indonesia. Brodjonegoro said that a new location had not yet been chosen, but that the goverment will move the capital off the island of Java, the country's most populous island. He called the move an "important decision" for Indonesia.