Climate change expected to drown some Islands in French Polynesia

At conference last week in Tahiti some delegates claimed climate change could to drown some Islands in French Polynesia.

The effects of rising tides in the region were part of discussions involving politicians and scientists from France, the European Union and the Pacific Island region in Papeete.

Delegates have heard that French Polynesia’s 270,000 inhabitants spread over an area the size of Europe will be affected by climate change before the end of the century by higher sea levels.

Any rise in sea level brought about by the climate change could affect some of the low-lying islands in the Tuamotu archipelago, North East of Tahiti. However, the higher and less populated islands of Tahiti, Moorea and Bora Bora would be less affected.


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