Venice and New York, both masters of the sea, both flooded terribly in recent years, are markers of the rising tide and of a shift in the relationship between maritime cities and the waters they border. Venice’s increasingly high acqua alta always seems like an exaggeration of past tides, rather than an initiation into an uncertain future. With a shrug, the flooded piazzas seem more charming,...
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The sea is eating away at the cities that love it most – Tom Griffiths | Aeon Essays