Climate Change & Pacific Islands

Over the past year or so many of us have heard how global warming is affecting South Pacific islands. Global warming is forcing sea levels to rise in the region that will threaten the existence of people living on such islands as Nauru, Tuvalu, Kiribati, and the Marshall Islands. If nothing can be done, these people, as well as their culture, will be displaced. But what can we do?

Two recent articles ask the same question and are worth posting here:

Article 1

Article 2

This issue certainly needs monitoring, as island disappearance can happen within the very near future.

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About islandculturearchivalsupport

Island Culture Archival Support (ICAS) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of records pertaining to the cultural identity of island peoples in Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia whose national and public archives, libraries, cultural centers, and business organizations are underprivileged, underfunded, and understaffed. The specific purpose for which this nonprofit corporation was formed is to support the needs of these South Pacific cultural heritage institutions by helping to preserve and make accessible records created for business, accountability or cultural purposes. The organization will endeavor to add value by providing resources or volunteers to advise, train, and work among island residents to support their efforts in building their future and preserving their collective memory through the use of modern archival techniques.
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