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Can we save low-lying island nations from rising seas?

Conversation Media Group, the

Global warming and rising sea levels continue to threaten low-lying island nations. Unless international negotiations turn into actions, the vulnerable populations will have to leave their island homes. To avoid this migration, land reclamation is proposed as one option for the island inhabitants.

  • Insurance for poor could protect the most disaster-vulnerable - governments

    TRF

    While nearly half of the costs of natural disasters in wealthy countries are covered by insurance, less than five percent are covered in the poorest. Insufficient funding and increasing disasters raise the need for alternative funding methods, of which insurance has been lifted as a promising option for building resilience.

  • In Miami, battling sea level rise may mean surrendering land

    TRF

    Officials in Miami's Shorecrest neighborhood are considering surrendering some developed land to nature instead of trying to keep the water out. The government would buy properties from residents and turn them into parks and retention basins to hold back rising water.

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