VeVenice suffered its second-highest tide on record last week, threatening its fragile lagoon and Renaissance buildings, as mayor Luigi Brugnaro declared a state of emergency and said climate change is menacing the historic maritime city.
The flood waters, peaking at 187 centimetres above their benchmark and the highest since 1966, will have a lasting impact on the city, Brugnaro warned.
“These are the effects of climate change,” he said in a Twitter post.
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