Tuvalu ‘rises’ above the waves

Flooding during king tides is a problem on Fongafale when water percolating up through the coral matrix laps even at the door of the meteorological office. Picture: SUPPLIED

Flooding during king tides is a problem on Fongafale when water percolating up through the coral matrix laps even at the door of the meteorological office. Picture: SUPPLIED

TUVALU, the Pacific nation long seen as a prime candidate to disappear as climate change forces up sea levels is actually growing in size. A University of Auckland study by Professor Paul Kench and co-researcher Dr Murray Ford examined changes in the geography of Tuvalu’s nine atolls and 101 reef islands between 1971 and 2014, […]

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