Tectonic movement more likely cause of island flooding

08/21/2013 07:27

Sea level rise in the Western Pacific has been greater that in other areas of the world.
Tectonic movement more likely cause of island flooding

In communities from Tuvalu to the Carteret Islands off the coast of Papua New Guinea's island of Bougainville, people have had their houses swamped and in some cases been forced to move.

The University of Sydney's Professor John Connell, author of the new book 'Islands at Risk' says for some Pacific communities this may be more to do with plate tectonics than climate change. RadioAustrailia


 


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