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Faced with rising seas, French Polynesia ponders floating islands

20 Mar 2017, TRF

Low-lying, small islands of the Pacific are disproportionately at risk of losing land as sea level climbs by an expected 10 inches to 32 inches (26-82 cm) by the late 21st century. The Pacific nation of French Polynesia, looking for a potential lifeline as global warming takes hold, is considering the deployment of floating islands off its coast.



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