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Protected by the mangroves?

Posted on 18. Mar, 2011 by Florent Baarsch in Adaptation to climate change, Tsunami

Protected by the mangroves?

Can the mangroves planted on Tuvalu, as encouraged by the Government, be the best response to a disaster such as a tsunami or a hurricane?

Did we learn our lesson from the tsunami?

Posted on 15. Mar, 2011 by Lan Marie in Tsunami

Did we learn our lesson from the tsunami?

What does it really help to be 12 meter above the sea, in a three-story brick house, if a big wave should come our way? Some of the tsunami-waves in 2004 were up to 30 meters high; the wave that hit Japan measured 10 meters. On the small 1,4 square kilometres were the 5000 inhabitants of the capital lives, there are actually no place to hide.

Waiting for the tsunami

Posted on 11. Mar, 2011 by Lan Marie in Tsunami

Waiting for the tsunami

I don’t have experiences with tsunamis, but I have been hearing about stories from the Indian ocean and Samoa in 2009. I pray to God that it wont´ come, she says.

Tsunami warning

Posted on 11. Mar, 2011 by Florent Baarsch in Tsunami

Tsunami warning

Tsunami warning on Tuvalu! We are in our room in the lodge waiting for more updates from the radio. The police has been driving around making sure that everybody are aware. The warning is 1am in the morning – so in 1,5 hours. Some of the Tuvaluans are a bit stressed out. More updates coming! [...]


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