Nowhere to Hide from Climate Change


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The water is nibbling away the beaches of Fiji. Not even the dead are allowed peace of mind. The graveyard of Togoru – a village on the largest island of Fiji – has been submerged. The waves are sloshing softly against the tilted tombstones covered with barnacles. The names have become illegible, erased by the sea…

Read Full Article, IPS News (01-02-2018)

Escaping the Waves: a Fijian Village Relocates, a Video (10-03-2015)
“When many understand climate change in concept but not through personal experience, this exhibit carries great weight…”

Fiji becomes first country in the world to ratify Paris agreement, Guardian UK (02-15-2016)

Kiwi graves disappearing off cliffs in Rarotonga ‘like no one cares’, TVNZ (02-23-2016)

Rising Seas Wash Dead Away from Marshall Islands Graves, Guardian UK (06-06-2014)

Cemeteries in the Sea; By William J. Neal & Orrin H. Pilkey
Cemeteries by the sea are silent sentinels. Like lighthouses and coastal fortifications, they bear dates of former times when they were on high and dry land…

Voices From the South Pacific, Video (uploaded 11-19-2010)
UNDP produced a film about the reality of climate change in the Pacific island of Kiribati. The film clearly shows how people’s lives are being affected right now by rising sea waters…

“We Are Fighting For Survival,” Pacific Islands Leader Warns, Guardian UK (08-31-2013)

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