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Living on the Edge: Sea Levels Rise
A BBC podcast delves into the climatic challenges faced by the coastal city of Lagos
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In this BBC podcast series on rising sea levels, award-winning journalist Didi Akinyelure visits her home city of Lagos to find out the latest solution to sea level rise in West Africa. The glass towers of the new financial district of Eko Atlantic are protected from the waves by state of the art sea defences and residents of the luxury apartments stand to keep their feet dry whatever the climate throws at them. That may be small comfort for their unprotected neighbours in the shanty town on the lagoon, Makoko, but they are experts in survival against the odds.