Tuvalu and Global Warming TIDC
 

"We live in constant fear of the adverse impacts of climate change. For a coral atoll nation, sea level rise and more severe weather events loom as a growing threat to our entire population. The threat is real and serious, and is of no difference to a slow and insidious form of terrorism against us."

--Saufatu Sopoanga, Prime Minister of Tuvalu, at the 58th Session of the United Nations General Assembly New York, 24th September 2003

Tuvalu is one of the places on earth that is most vulnerable to the affects of global warming. The threat of sea level rise may bring complete disaster to the 10,000 Tuvaluans residing on nine extremely low-lying coral atolls.

Below are various articles and news items related to the threat Tuvalu faces.

Updated: November 20, 2010


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bullet Tuvalu, Others Voice Copenhagen Climate-Change Dismay: Dec 22, 2009
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bullet 2008/10/04: Tuvalu: Climate Change SOS
A special feature on Tuvalu by Adelaidenow and Perthnow News Corporation. This multimedia feature includes many photographs, interviews with Tuvaluans and answers to everyday questions regarding the subject of Tuvalu and global warming, and how we can help.
bullet 2008/08/04: Melbourne’s Immigration Museum launches exhibition focuses on Tuvalu’s struggle with climate change
bullet 2008/06/02: Climate change talks to hammer out 'son of Kyoto'Climate change talks to hammer out 'son of Kyoto':
bullet 2007/01/05: We are all Tuvaluans - Griffith Review (Mark Hayes)
bullet 2007/04/17: Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth website
bullet 2006/03/31: Tuvalu is Drowning - Salon.com
The island nation is slowly being inundated as the ocean rises, and some citizens are fleeing. How will the world handle a flood of "climate refugees"?
The radio version can be heard here.
bullet 2006/02/13: Australian CSIRO muzzles climate scientists
bullet 2006/02/06: Protecting the Pacific Island Countries from Cyclones
bullet 2006/01/06: Mercury rising, stormy weather - our world is taking a battering (The Online Independent)
bullet 2006/01/02: Climate Change: It's getting hot in here (The Online Independent)
bullet 2005/12/10: Montreal Summit on Climate Change update
bullet 2005/02/08: Funafuti, Tuvalu, Hit by Extreme High Tides
bullet 2004/03/27: French film company to release important Tuvalu documentary
bullet 2003/07/29: Expert Says too Early to Assess if Sea Level Rising
bullet 2003/07/19: Islanders Consider Exodus as Sea Level Rises
bullet 2003 July: High Tides In Tuvalu - Sierra Magazine
bullet 2002/09/08: Tuvalu Steps Up Threat to Sue Australia, U.S.
bullet 2002/08/29: Tiny Tuvalu Sues United States Over Rising Sea Level
bullet 2002/02: KRON4 - Global Warming Threatens Tiny Island Nation
bullet 2002/04/30: Is Global Warming Really Sinking Tuvalu ?
bullet 2002/04/18: Tuvalu Works With Lawyers To Take On Global Warming Polluters
bullet 2002/02/18: Commentary: Tuvalu Sinks Today: The Rest Of Us Tomorrow ?
bullet 2002/02 - Pacific Magazine: Is Tuvalu really Sinking?
bullet 2002/02/16: Tuvalu: Going Down
bullet 2001 - The Guardian: FAREWELL TUVALU
bullet 1998 - Buenos Aries: REPORT OF THE FOURTH CONFERENCE OF THE PARTIES TO THE UN FRAMEWORK CONVENTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE
bullet 1997 - Kyoto: TUVALU STATEMENT PRESENTED BY HIS EXCELLENCY THE RT. HON BIKENIBEAU PAENIU PRIME MINISTERIAL SPECIAL ENVOY ON CLIMATE CHANGE.

Links:

  • 350.org
    350.org is an international campaign dedicated to building a movement to unite the world around solutions to the climate crisis. The focus is on the number 350 - as in parts per million, the level scientists have identified as the safe upper limit for CO2 in our atmosphere.
  • Alofa Tuvalu
    French-based volunteer organization whose goal is to help save Tuvalu from climate change.
  • The Climate Ark
    Climate Change Portal and Search Engine dedicated to promoting public policy that addresses global climate change through reductions in carbon dioxide and other emissions, renewable energy, energy conservation and ending deforestation.
  • National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration
  • EPA Global Warming Site (United States)
  • The Guardian - Climate Change
  • Real Climate
    Commentary site on climate science by working climate scientists for the interested public and journalists.
  • The South Pacific Sea-Level and Climate Monitoring Project
    The long term goal of the project is to "Provide an accurate long term record of sea levels in the South Pacific for partner countries and the international scientific community, that enables them to respond to and manage related impacts.
  • The World Bank
    The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world.
  • World View of Global Warming
    Site by environmental photographer who for 25 years has reported on natural history in many parts of the world. In the course of many of these assignments, scientists mentioned changes occurring over long time spans that might be due to global warming. Very few of these changes were being photographed ... thus the genesis of this site.
  • STORMY WEATHER: 101 SOLUTIONS TO GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE
    Book about climatic solutions
  • Earth Future
    A free public service to Planet Earth, to encourage greater love, sustainability and hope for our future.


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