Tuvalu - Islands on the frontline of climate change

This narrated slideshow describes the impact of sea level rise on Tuvalu, one of the low-lying island nations in the South Pacific. As the frequency and intensity of floods and cyclones increases, the island is shrinking and saltwater intrusion is affecting local food production on the plantations. As a result, many residents are moving off the island to New Zealand, where they face major cultural changes.

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The short slideshow will enhance discussions of the impacts of sea level rise. Given the approach - the human side of sea level rise - could be used as a conversation-starter with students. This resource can be used in a variety of types of lessons in geography, climate change, environmental science and anthropology. See urls below of other resources on this topic.

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