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    Posted October 28, 2010 by
    FlorentB
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    Funatufi, Tuvalu
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    A life on Tuvalu

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     FlorentB is spending the year in Tuvalu as a climate-change researcher and legal adviser. Tuvalu, a string of islands in the South Pacific with about 12,000 inhabitants, has become the face of global climate change. Rising sea levels have already caused significant coastal erosion, and experts have warned that in the next 50 years, Tuvalu could be the first country to totally disappear under water.
    - dsashin, CNN iReport producer

    Some pictures of this wonderful archipelago in the middle of the Pacific called Tuvalu. These islands are threatened by the sea-level rise that creates a really destructive coastal erosion. However, the Tuvaluans want to stay on this place, on their place and carry on living as they have always lived for the last centuries.

     

    2- Young people playing Ano, a traditional game of Tuvalu
    3-  The airstrip of Funafuti used as a sportground in every evening
    4- Tuvalu  from the Sky
    5- In Tuvalu, sports and especially soccer and rugby are really  important and have a central place in the life of the community
    6- One of the  beach of Tepuka, island of the Funafuti atoll
    7-The beach of Tepuka, on the other  side of the atoll of Funafuti. We can see trees falling because of the coastal  erosion and the disappearance of the soil.
    8- The most famous  jety of Tuvalu, next to the government house
    9- This boat left Tahiti, two  months ago. The goal of the trip, just guided  by the stars, was Shanghai for  the Universal Exhibition. But a storm  broke the boat next to Tuvalu... And now,  it stays in the lagoon of  Funafuti.
    10- The stars over the lagoon of  Funafuti

     

    For more pictures, explanations and stories about Tuvalu, click here: http://klima-tuvalu.no/

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