Impact of Sea Level in Venice
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This paper examines the 1300 year old city of Venice in Italy, which is on top of the list of the world's most endangered cities. The author explains the reason for this, explaining that Venice is sinking because of flooding caused by global warming as well as the city's geological location and geology. The paper examines the strategies that the city of Venice, along with concerned international organizations, is taking on solving the problem with the floods. The paper also takes a look at how this phenomenon has caused the tourist industry in Venice to thrive but cautions that it is this kind of overcrowding that drives prices up and renders the city unlivable to the locals. This paper includes tables.
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