August 23, 2019 | By Tom Pepinsky, Brian Hanson

Deep Dish: Sinking Jakarta Is a Test Case for Climate Retreat



Indonesia's massive, overcrowded capital is sinking due to climate change and depleted ground water. Now President Joko Widodo wants to move the capital and build an entirely new city. The decision comes just as Jokowi, as he is known, begins his second presidential term—and it's not the only challenge he faces. Tom Pepinsky of Cornell University and the Brookings Institution joins Deep Dish to discuss.

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Video: What is Populism?

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