Thursday, December 6, 2007

That's the sound of cultures drowning

Article from: The Daily Telegraph

December 06, 2007 12:00am

AS THE world tries to hammer out a plan to tackle climate change, tiny islands say it is already too late.

Their homes and history are already disappearing under the rising sea.

Dressed in grass and rattan skirts, the islanders used music, song and slide shows to tell their story to a tearful audience in a luxury hotel on the Indonesian island of Bali.

For nations and communities that sit only a few metres above sea level, even small ocean rises engulf their land and send destructive salty water into their food supply. Read More