High Water in San Marco Square, Venice

High Water in San Marco Square, Venice

If you go to Venice, probably you’ll notice hundreds of table-like platforms in the San Marco square. Their purpose is: allowing the visitors to walk in the square if there’s high water.

Venice is a sinking city. Combine it with the global warming and rising sea levels, the situation is getting worse. Between 1900 and 1980, San Marco square has flooded around ten times. Between 1980 and 2000, the number was 40. And since 2000, more than 60 times San Marco square, the heart of the Venice has flooded. Photo: Stefano Rellandini/Reuters

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