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Vanikoro – fascinating story of Pacific Island and the research about it

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jeni Sat 16-Jun-12 14:21:16


Anagram Sat 16-Jun-12 14:02:59

It certainly is an interesting article - l particularly liked this bit:

'That the UN had been premature in declaring the villagers on Tegua to be climate change refugees became clear when a large earthquake caused the island to shoot back out of the water in 2009. "The coconut plantation has been on dry land since then," Ballu says.'

Butternut Sat 16-Jun-12 13:46:46

An interesting parable on the views of climate change and the use of language.

Bags Sat 16-Jun-12 13:09:11

A French team of scientists and a linguist have visited the Pacific Island of Vanikoro to determine the causes of the island's apparent sinking. I think a lot of GN-ers will find it interesting: Sinking tectonic plate, sea level rise, or both?