Coral Island Freshwater Faces Threat of Pollution

For atoll dwellers across much of the world, the island freshwater on which they depend may be in jeopardy within a couple of decades.

The combination of sea level rise and ever more extreme storm conditions – each a consequence of global warming and climate change – could make many of the world’s coral atolls uninhabitable  within one human generation.

Although many of the low-lying islands of the Indian and Pacific Oceans are two metres above sea level, and although in the gloomier...

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