Geography lessons

Climate change impact on Pacific Islands

Tuvalu Climate Change SOS is a short video presentation including interviews with the people of Tuvalu.  Click on the link to watch this presentation.

  1. How does global warming threaten the continued existence of Pacfic Islands including Tuvalu, Kiribati and The Carterets (PNG)?  To answer this question, we must:
  • understand the impact of global warming on sea levels Why sea level isn\’t level
  • locate Tuvalu, Kiribati and the Carterets
  • identify spatial characteristics of Tuvalu, Kiribati and the Carterets
  • describe the impact of rising seas on homes, freshwater supplies for drinking and food production.
  1. Describe the actions of individuals, groups and governments to the impact of climate change on Pacific Island nations.

    Demonstrators at Copenhagen make the case for Tuvalu

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