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October 2, 2022 1:27 AM

Drowning island nations: ‘This is how a Pacific atoll dies’

by: Nivedita Pathak

Tuvalu Prime Minister

Drowning island nations: ‘This is how a Pacific atoll dies’

by: Nivedita Pathak

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TW Newsdesk, September 22:While world leaders from wealthy countries acknowledge the “existential threat” of climate change, Tuvalu Prime Minister Kausea Natano is speeding to rescue his tiny island nation from drowning by increasing it 13 to 16 feet (4 to 5 meters) above sea level through land reclamation.

While experts issue warnings over the eventual uninhabitability of the Marshall Islands, President David Kabua must reconcile the inequity of a seawall built to protect one house that is now flooding another one next door.

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