Marcello Rossi

Marcello Rossi is a freelance journalist covering climate change, the human impact on the environment, human rights, and crisis scenarios. His work has appeared in Al Jazeera, Smithsonian, Quartz, Outside, Reuters, and elsewhere.

Tourists walk on raised platforms during a period of seasonal high water in Venice in February 2015.

Will a Huge New Flood Barrier Save Venice?

Finally, construction is finishing on the delayed barrier to protect the city from high tides. But how well will it actually work?