High tide

Tuvalu is sinking fast, its residents lives determined by the rising tide

The fourth smallest country in the world after Vatican City, Monaco and Nauru, and one of the least populated, Tuvalu, a tiny Island halfway between Hawaii and New Zealand, is drowning and fast. Today its 13,000 residents are the most environmentally aware people on earth; their daily lives determined by the tides and the greasy salt water that gathers around their feet every day.

Due to rising sea-waters caused by climate change, in the next decade Tuvalu could be a distant memory on an out-dated world map.

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