King Tide in Tuvalu

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In February 2011, award-winning photographer Rodney Dekker visited Tuvalu to record the impact of the king tides.

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Coastal erosion and polluted ground water on Tuvalu

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The small and utterly remote island of Nukufetau, Tuvalu, is severely affected by coastal erosion and water scarcity. Many of the islanders can’t afford expensive rainwater tanks and are forced to drink polluted ground water.

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Tuvalu: the island being destroyed by climate change

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Reverend Tafue Lasama writes in Crikey about the recent king tides to hit his home, and the impact of climate change on the people of Tuvalu.

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Photos of the king tide

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Florent Baarsch updates with fresh photos of the rising tide in Tuvalu

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King Tides rising In The Pacific

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Maina Talia, climate change officer for the Christian Church of Tuvalu, explains the cultural and societal impacts of the king tide on the people of Tuvalu

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Tuvalu King Tide – Sat 19 Feb 2011

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Our team report from Tuvalu, as the island prepares for the arrival of the king tide (the highest tides of the year) and the devastation that occurs as a result.

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Living with the tides

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Tao Tao Langafoa, from Funafuti in Tuvalu, explains the impact of the rising tides on her family’s lives.

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Tuvalu King Tide – Fri 18 Feb 2011

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Our team report from Tuvalu, as the island prepares for the arrival of the king tide (the highest tides of the year) and the devastation that occurs as a result.

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Tuvalu King Tide – Thurs 17 Feb 2011

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Our team report from Tuvalu, as the island prepares for the arrival of the king tide (the highest tides of the year) and the devastation that occurs as a result.

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Tuvalu: reality or fiction?

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Lan Marie attempts to dispel some of the more prevalent myths about life in the Pacific – particularly on the small island nation of Tuvalu.

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Tuvalu King Tide – Wed 16 Feb 2011

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The first of our photographic reports as the king tide (the highest tides of the year) hits the small island nation of Tuvalu

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Land: is life

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There are many small Pacific island nations that, at their highest point, are just metres above sea level. In 2010, our team travelled to Tuvalu and Kiribati to witness this first-hand. Watch the stories of these people and how climate change is affecting their lives.

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Factors behind sea level rise

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How much will waters rise, and what are the factors driving them up?

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How would you stem the rising tide?

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Oxfam is currently in Tuvalu to witness the king tide – the name given to the highest tides of the year – and talk to the people of this small island about the impact of climate change on their lives. Ask your questions here and we’ll investigate the issues that you want to know.

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The tide is high

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Lan Marie reports from the island nation of Tuvalu, as the sea levels rise for the yearly king tide.

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