As Seas Rise, Tropical Pacific Islands Face a Perfect Storm

Photograph: © SAF — Coastal Care


Although they have done little to contribute to global warming, Pacific islanders may face some of the most dire consequences of rising seas. In a Yale e360 interview, geologist Chip Fletcher describes the threats confronting Hawaii and other islands and discusses potential adaptation strategies…

Read Full Article, Yale E366 (07-06-2017)

Sea level rise isn’t just happening, it’s getting faster; The Washington Post (06-26-2017)
In at least the third such study published in the past year, scientists have confirmed seas are rising, and the rate of sea level rise is increasing as time passes — a sobering punchline for coastal communities that are only now beginning to prepare for a troubling future…

Rising seas could result in 2 billion refugees by 2100; Science Daily (06-26-2017)
In the year 2100, 2 billion people — about one-fifth of the world’s population — could become climate change refugees due to rising ocean levels. Those who once lived on coastlines will face displacement and resettlement bottlenecks as they seek habitable places inland, according to new research…

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)