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Mitigate or flee?

Posted on 09. Jul, 2011 by Florent Baarsch in Mitigation, UNFCCC, displacement

Mitigate or flee?

As countries struggle to even agree to negotiate (!), the sea-level rises at the same rhythm as the global emissions. In their paralysis – their inability to move – the world leaders are exposing more and more people to danger, depriving them of their livelihoods and their security.

Interview with Ms. Margaretha Wahlstrom

Posted on 06. Jun, 2011 by admin in Nansen Conference

Interview with Ms. Margaretha Wahlstrom

Margaretha Walstrom is United Nations special representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction and the Chair of the Nansenconference in Oslo, June 2011.

Tuvaluan children sharing their thoughts on Climate change

Posted on 16. Apr, 2011 by Lan Marie in Adaptation to climate change, Consequences of Climate Change on Tuvalu, Sustainability

Tuvaluan children sharing their thoughts on Climate change

Do you wonder what Tuvaluan children think about climate change? We did a workshop with 32 twelve and thirteen year olds and was amazed by their knowledge.

Water on Tuvalu: A challenge between adaptation and development 1/2

Posted on 28. Mar, 2011 by Florent Baarsch in Adaptation to climate change, Climate Change, Consequences of Climate Change on Tuvalu

Water on Tuvalu: A challenge between adaptation and development 1/2

We highly recommend that people use well water for secondary use only, like washing, flushing the toilet and so on. No one should drink the ground water anymore, says Dr. Nese Ituaso-Conway at the hospital and responsible of testing the water quality on Funafuti.

Living with a rising sea

Posted on 24. Mar, 2011 by Florent Baarsch in Adaptation to climate change, Sea-level rise

Living with a rising sea

How is the increase in sea level felt in Tuvalu? Are there initiatives to reduce this problem?
Which are the consequences of this problem to the population?

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.

Suffering of costal erosion and polluted ground water

Posted on 10. Mar, 2011 by Lan Marie in Consequences of Climate Change on Tuvalu, Outer Islands

Suffering of costal erosion and polluted ground water

The most shocking sight that meets you when entering Nukufetau, is the massively eroded coast at the end of the main islet. Several coconut trees had fallen down recently and the sea had eaten its way into and around the trees that were still standing.


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