Tuvalu- case study

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  • Tuvalu
    • EFFECTS
      • small, cramped housing.
      • uninhabitable by 2050
      • flooding is more frequent. may road is flooded on funafuti
      • 4000 (1/3 pop) already moved to Nz
      • 5mm rainfall above normal.
    • WHERE
      • South Pacific Ocean NE of Australia
      • coral atoll
      • 10-12000 people
      • 5 m max elevation.
    • RESPONSE
      • gov wants to move the rest 10,000 people .
      • some low level sea walls
      • importing food + water
      • global fund, water aid
      • composting toilets (sewage issues)
    • CAUSES- of sea level rise
      • global warming
      • thermal expansion
      • ice caps melting (Greenland)

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