Journey to the Sinking Lands

The people of the Carterets Islands, off the coast of Papua New Guinea, are beginning a migration that is likely to continue for years to come. They are relocating to Bouganville, a larger island about 50 miles away across the open sea.

The rising sea-levels around their island home has made it impossible to remain there. As the sea level rises, their drinking water and crops are being poisoned by salt. One entire part of the island has also been inundated by the waves.

Follow environmental reporter Dan Box’s weekly blog as he journeys to meet the Carteret Islanders. Lately, these people are being referred to by the media as “the world’s first climate change refugees”.

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