US Town Faces Watery End From Rising Sea Level


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COP21: The United States, a strenuous doubter of the facts of climate change, will lose an entire town to rising sea level within the next century, reports Tim Radford for…

US Contributes $30 Million to Climate Risk Insurance for Small Island States


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PARIS, Dec 1 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The United States will contribute $30 million to climate risk insurance schemes in the Pacific, Central America and Africa, President Barack Obama announced…

Marshall Islands King Tide Floods


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The Marshall Islands sits in the open ocean located about halfway between Hawaii and Australia, in the region of the Pacific known as Micronesia. The average height above sea level…

Sea Level Rise Is Biggest Threat to Small Islands


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Climate change experts have predicted that rising sea levels affecting the world’s 52 small island states, will be as much as four times higher than the rest of the world.…

High Tide and Storm Surge Floods Marshall Islands


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A storm surge combined with a an extreme high tide flooded parts of the Marshall Islands, including the capital Majuro, early on Monday 3 March 2014. Around 800 people had…