Last Monday’s acqua alta
29 October 2018 saw most of the city of Venice flooded with an acqua alta of 156cm above sea level. This is the fourth highest flooding on record and so has attracted a lot of attention on social media and in the world’s press. Although there has been some accurate reporting, much of what I’ve seen has been sensationalist, inaccurate, and at worst, to use a phrase of the day, fake news. I wanted therefore, to add my voice to the debate.