Brook Meakins

King Tides Offer California a Preview of Sea Level Rise (With Photo Slideshow)

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An Inside Look at the One of the First Villages Forced to Relocate Due to Climate Change

For the most part, many people still experience climate change on an academic rather than a personal level. But for the villagers of Vunidogoloa on Vanua Levu, Fiji’s second largest island, climate change has become a daily intrusion on every day life. The villagers of Vunidogoloa are currently relocating to drier and higher land because of sea level rise, erosion, and intensifying floods. I had the opportunity to visit the village midway through this process – one of the very first village relocation projects in the world – and spoke with people young and old about their upcoming move.

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