No place to run: Pacific Islanders ‘trapped’ in path of rising seas

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  • 2015•12•03     Paris     Common Dreams

    The rising seas pose an existential threat to the Pacific Islands, and with them, the irreplaceable cultures and societies they house. Now, a new report presented Wednesday by the United Nations University and European Union reveals that—among those in Kiribati, Tuvalu, and Nauru willing to consider migration if climate change makes their homes unliveable—the vast majority do not possess the money required to relocate.In other words, many are trapped in the direct path of climate destruction.

    The unprecedented study was presented at the ongoing United Nations COP21 climate talks in Paris and is based on interviews with 6,852 individuals from 852 households in the three island countries.

    Read the article online here.