Small island states are threatened by rising sea levels

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  • 2015•12•01     Canada     Toronto Star

    Some of the effects of climate change, such as rising sea levels, may seem like a faraway problem for most people, but for those living in island countries the threat is real and immediate.

    The second day of the Paris climate talks offered a sense of what the most vulnerable island and coastal residents are feeling, based on a United Nations-backed survey of 852 households on the central Pacific islands of Kiribati, Nauru and Tuvalu.

    More than two-thirds of households in Kiribati and Tuvalu said family members would likely migrate to higher ground, or quite possibly another country, if flooding got worse. But overall, just as many lack the money they would need to make such a move.

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