DROWNING ISLANDS - The Sea Swallows Samoa
While climate change is debated on the world stage, the reality for those in the Pacific is that it is banging down their front door. The people of low lying atolls like Kiribati and Tuvalu are being forced to flee their land due to rising sea levels and the reality for our huge communities of Samoans around the globe is that their motherland will soon follow.
Samoan Pacific Climate Warrior, Brianna Fruean, shows us the affect that sea level rising is having on her homeland and warns of the many ways our Samoan way of life will have to change as the fish supplies drop, the sea erodes the coastlines and more and more cyclones hit our shores. The paradise that was Samoa as we know it is rapidly washing away as the ocean comes in. What can we do to look at standing up to save our Island nations?