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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.

Is Tuvalu lacking water? Part 1/3

Posted on 30. Jun, 2011 by Lan Marie in Climate Change, water

Is Tuvalu lacking water? Part 1/3

The Tuvaluan Government is asking for more water tanks in its National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA) in order to secure fresh water access for its citizens. « More water tanks, we need more water tanks », says many Tuvaluans when you ask them about their access to fresh water. But is this really what Tuvaluans need?

Norwegians got the cheapest petrol in Europe

Posted on 12. Jun, 2011 by Florent Baarsch in Bits

Norwegians got the cheapest petrol in Europe

Will there be no more floods?

Posted on 30. Apr, 2011 by Lan Marie in Interview, Religion

Will there be no more floods?

God promised Noah there would be no more floods. How does a society, where Christianity is a major part of everyday life and a prerequisite for social acceptance, receive messages of submergence and sea level rise?

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.

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.


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