WATCH: Escaping the Waves: a Fijian Village Relocates, a Video featured on The Sydney Morning Herald
Sailosi Ramatu, headman of Vunidogoloa in Fiji, takes us to visit his old home, one of the first villages in the world to relocate due to rising sea levels caused by climate change.
This is a story all too familiar across the Pacific and other low-lying communities around the world. While the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change suggests that rising temperatures will cause some communities to seek refuge abroad, most displacement will occur within countries.
“When many understand climate change in concept but not through personal experience, this exhibit carries great weight…”