Tuvalu gleams like a paradise in the Pacific for its beautiful beaches and pristine emerald waters but this island nation is vulnerable.
The Tuvaluans have been fighting and struggling to cope with the effects of climate change on their island nation.
The catch-all phrase for the climate change phenomena in their islands like sea-level rising, saltwater intrusion in areas croplands is “Tuvalu is sinking.”
The Tuvalu leadership and the people see the evacuation of their island state as a last resort and they refuse to be climate change refugees.
Instead, they are considering climate adaptation solutions. Tuvalu is proposing to build an artificial island, reclaiming an area of 16 square kilometres.
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