- As part of filming season four of the
Angry Planet TV series, we visited the tiny South Pacific island
nation of Tuvalu, which is so low-lying that the sea level rise
is a real threat to the actual existence of the nation.
- The highest point is only a few meters
above sea level and the country is already having problems with
food security due to sea water intrusion in to the fresh water
supply. They also have been losing coastline due to erosion.
To make matters worse, during the annual King Tides, most of
the island floods se water.
- AND... The day we arrived, the island
received a record-breaking rainfall of 347mm (13.6 inches) in
- We spent about a week on the island,
filming the flooding and talking to local residents, climate
change advocates, the meteorology bureau and government officials
and one thing is very clear. The people of Tuvalu are very afraid
of having to abandon their home if sea levels continue to rise
as climatologists predict.