Giving Compass' Take:
- Julian Hattem speaks with Australian climate researcher Carol Farbotko about how Pacific Islanders are being affected by climate change, and island nations are responding to rising sea levels.
- Why are island nations especially vulnerable to climate change? How can you support initiatives that help Islanders adapt or relocate?
- Read about the costs of sea level rise.
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Among the earliest examples of the disruptions that climate change can bring, some low-lying island countries in the Pacific Ocean are facing serious threats from rising sea levels and coastal erosion. Over the long term, atoll nations such as Kiribati, Tuvalu, and the Marshall Islands might eventually need to relocate some or all of their populations. But not everyone wants to migrate, and governments have balanced supporting people who relocate with other ways of adapting to changing conditions.
Listen to the podcast about climate change in the Pacific by Julian Hattem at Migration Policy Institute.