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By James Painter BBC Latin America analyst Climate change experts in North and South America are increasingly worried by the potentially devastating implications of higher estimates for possible sea level rises. The Americas have until now been seen as less vulnerable than other parts of the world like low-lying Pacific islands, Vietnam or Bangladesh. But...
GLOBAL: Getting to the bottom of sea-level rise 10 Mar 2009 18:19:38 GMT Source: IRIN Reuters and AlertNet are not responsible for the content of this article or for any external internet sites. The views expressed are the author’s alone. JOHANNESBURG, 10 March 2009 (IRIN) – In the past few months, newspapers across the globe...
“The Maldives and Kiribati highlight a hidden challenge for coping with climate change. It’s not just about slowing the emissions of greenhouse gases. It’s also about figuring out what to do for localities threatened with the possibility of extinction from rising ocean waters. “They are like the canary in the coal mine in terms of...
. . . . . . . . . . As mentioned in this film, the diet of the residents of this island has diminished in the past five years from planted crops and fish, to merely coconuts and fish. Food is running out, and since 1999, two islands have disappeared. Do we really need...
By Cristine Russell February 28th, 2009; Vol.175 #5 (p. 24) Summarised by Veronique Carola, Sea Level Rise Foundation Special and Vulnerable The island nations of Maldives and Kiribati highlight a hidden challenge for coping with climate change. It is now about figuring out what to do for localities threatened with the possibility of extinction from...
From: The West 2nd March 2009, 13:15 WST A group of Australian scientists is helping to save a tiny central Pacific island nation from a dangerous byproduct of rising sea levels.    Kiribati is slowly being swamped by salt water, shrinking the land mass and threatening the islanders’ precious supply of fresh water stored in underground...
by DarkSyde http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2009/1/25/105730/464/224/687262 It’s tough to imagine that a few million years ago, Antarctica was a green continent of lush cool rain forests, wooded hills, and bountiful plains. But the narrow straits separating Antarctica from the tip of South America and Australia finally widened enough that a system of circular ocean currents locked arms and...
  Sea levels will rise much faster than previously forecast because of the rate that glaciers and ice sheets are melting, a study has found. Research commissioned by the US Climate Change Science Program concludes that the rises will substantially exceed forecasts that do not take into account the latest data and observations. The adjusted...
By Cherelle Jackson, Pacific Communications Team, Poznan, Poland Sunday: December 07, 2008 The African islands of Seychelles today said they identified more with the threats facing Pacific islands due to climate change, more so than their own neighbours. “The Seychelles and Maldives are similar to the Pacific islands, we have the same fears,” says Seychelles...
By Samisoni Pareti However, unpleasant it may sound, the jetset town of Nadi will need to be relocated to an elevated piece of land by 2027. And so as Navua and Labasa. That’s the word from one of the most esteemed scientists in our part of the ocean, Professor Patrick Nunn of the University of...
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