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  • Sunday, January 29, 2006

    Photos of Tuvalu show global warming in action

    This is an interesting, and thought provoking piece, from Grist:

    When I got to the capital, Funafuti, many of the friendly people who asked why I'd come looked at me blankly when I mentioned the tides. Most people in this tiny country -- whose nine coral atolls are home to 11,000 people -- are deeply religious. They expect to be protected; after all, God told Noah there would be no more floods, and created the rainbow as a sign of this covenant. Some see things differently, though. The increasing intensity of tropical weather and the rise in ocean levels and temperatures -- all documented results of global warming -- are threatening to sink this island nation. Its citizens face the possibility of being among the first climate refugees. "Our whole culture will have to be transplanted," says former assistant environment minister Paani Laupepa, now assistant secretary for foreign affairs.
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