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Tuvalu: Pacific islanders fear the rains

Tuvalu - a tiny island country in the south-west Pacific about 600 miles north of Fiji - was spared the devastation of the Indian Ocean tsunami, but is still gravely threatened by rising sea level and other climatic dangers like fresh water shortages.

If sea levels keep rising the islanders face a future as environmental refugees. In the meantime they are grappling with unwelcome changes to their diet and lifestyle.

Journalist: Mark Hayes

Date published: 10/01/2005

Dr Hayes, an Australian journalism academic, spent November, 2004, on Funafuti Atoll, Tuvalu, working with journalists from Radio Tuvalu. His visit was part-funded by a Queensland University of Technology community service grant.

 

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