Tuesday, March 13, 2007

PNG on the move

According to a report just released, 2000 PNG people may be the first in the world forced to move as global warming causes sea levels to rise.

In Papua New Guinea's Carteret Islands, storms and high tides already destroy crops and contaminate freshwater supply. Currently receiving relief supplies, it could still be a year before residents can relocate to the mainland.

Low-lying atolls in Kiribati, Tuvalu, Vanuatu and the Marshall Islands are also reported to be in danger of submersion because of global warming.

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