The diasppearing Nation of Tuvalu

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Offline dkv

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« on: 01/10/2007 09:56:25 »
The ancient country or Tuvalu is going to disappear.

http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/0,1518,505819,00.html


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« Reply #1 on: 01/10/2007 11:41:35 »
There is nothing new about this - islands have always been created and submerged, and at other times islanders have lost their lands for other reasons (e.g. to make room for nuclear test sites - not justifying this, merely documenting that it happened).

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« Reply #2 on: 01/10/2007 11:53:19 »
Tuvalu is a country.
Tuvalu means Standing Eight to serve the Almighty.
Tuvalu had a rich cultural history.
It was short lived.


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« Reply #3 on: 02/10/2007 07:45:52 »
Half the UK is going to disappear too. As will most of Holland, Belgium, Northern France and an area across almost to the Rhein valley. That will inconvenience a lot more people than the population of Tuvalu. (Not that the disappearance of Tuvalu is trivial; I'm just trying to add perspective)

Then, of course, there are places like Bangladesh where tens of millions more people will be affected.
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« Reply #4 on: 02/10/2007 20:25:47 »
A quick look at the capital (and other major) cities of the world shows that the species is in trouble.
It's a pity that our politicians based in such places as London and Washington don't realise this. I guess they will. The houses of parliament and the Whitehouse are both about 12 m above sea level.
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