Seeking refuge from the tides

This is a really powerful video produced by the United Nations University about how families on the Cartarets Islands of Papua New Guinea are being forced to evacuate their homes for the mainland. The increasing frequency of so-called “King Tides” are destroying the island’s arable land and threatening homes. It’s a pretty sad thing to watch, but quite powerful. Situations like this will repeat itself over and over again in the next decades as small island communities are forced out of their homelands by rising seas. This is the human face of climate climate change.

Local solutions on a sinking paradise, Carterets Islands, Papua New Guinea from UNUChannel on Vimeo.