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April 26, 2018 - Mother Jones

Climate Change Will Make Thousands of Islands Uninhabitable. A New Study Says It’ll Happen Sooner Than We Thought.

Climate Change Will Make Thousands of Islands Uninhabitable. A New Study Says It’ll Happen Sooner Than We Thought.

On Christmas Eve 2008, the president of the Marshall Islands declared a state of emergency after seawater flooded the country’s biggest urban areas, displaced hundreds of islanders, destroyed dozens of homes, and contaminated freshwater reserves. But this wasn’t some freak storm or tsunami; it was a garden-variety, seasonal storm surge, coupled with high tides—and it marked the third time that month the country had been hit by a major flooding event.

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