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This edition: Climate Change on Small Islands





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Episode Details

Original tape date: May 1, 2010.

Special edition.

SEA LEVEL RISE IN THE PACIFIC: LOSS OF LAND AND CULTURE

Halfway between Hawaii and New Zealand are two of the smallest countries in the world: Tuvalu and Kiribati. These two low-lying nations may become the first victims of global warming.

MALDIVES: SAFER ISLANDS

No one knows more about the dangers and pain of losing one's islands than the people of the Maldives. This smallest nation in Asia lost 20 islands during the 2004 tsunami. Since then, the government has come up with a plan to protect its population from the rising sea.

GRENADA: ISLANDERS LIVE IN FEAR

Small islands are now more vulnerable to hurricanes, than ever. We went to Grenada to see how that Caribbean nation is recovering six years after the devastation inflicted by Hurricane Ivan.

Host: Daljit Dhaliwal.


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