Updated by George Igor on Mar 19, 2014
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These five islands can sink with climate change

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Tuvalu

These five islands can sink with climate change | Tuvalu

Tuvalu is one of the smallest and most remote countries on earth. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it can barely be seen on most maps. The country is in danger of disappearing beneath the waves. Not an Atlantis myth but the reality of this century.

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Maldives

These five islands can sink with climate change | Maldives

The Maldives are disappearing into the ocean. So says President Mohamed Nasheed, who in October 2009 strapped on scuba gear and held a cabinet meeting underwater with 13 government officials...

These five islands can sink with climate change | Kiribati

Lying just two metres above sea level at its highest points, the island nation of Kiribati is the poster child for climate change, with predictions that many of the 32 islands in the group could be lost to the sea in the next 50 years. But what is it really like?

These five islands can sink with climate change | Marshall Islands

The Marshall Islands, a series of 29 coral atolls and islands halfway between Australia and Hawaii, sit just 2m above sea level on average and are vulnerable to rising sea levels and increasingly intense storms and droughts

These five islands can sink with climate change | Seychelles threatened by global warming

The Seychelles Islands in the Indian Ocean and threatened by rising sea levels caused by global warming.

85,000 people live in the Seychelles, the vast majority on Mahé, the largest of the 115 islands. Its interior is made up of soaring granite peaks tumbling with thick jungle and fresh waterfalls but most of the people, their homes, shops, businesses, hotels, roads and even the airport are squeezed into a narrow coastal strip just a meter or two above the clear calm Indian Ocean waters