Let’s go down with Venice

The first time I went to Venice some newfound friends invited me to a party on the lagoon. And in all honesty, it was the greatest party I’ve ever been to. Food, drinks, dancing, drugs, unabashed sex in the hallways… it felt like the last night on earth.
But perhaps that’s how most Venetians feel. Their city is litterally sinking. 10 cm a year is what they say.
During the first decade of the 20th century, St. Mark’s Square flooded only 10 times a year. These days it’s immersed at least 60 times a year.
Even the Campanile di San Marco isn’t the original one. That tower fell in 1902 because of what Venetians say was “old age.” These days a 20th century imitation stands.
All of this proposes a question.