Tuvalu pacific islands

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Tuvalu - Welcome to Atlantis
Photos: Sergio Ramazzotti
Tuvalu: nine atolls, 26 square kilometres, 11,000 inhabitants. The fourth smallest state in the world, lost in the middle of the Pacific, almost on top of the date line. In 2050, according to the UN report on climatic change, it will have completely disappeared, engulfed by the ocean, whose level is relentlessly rising due to global warming: and the Tuvaluans, suddenly frightened by the sea on whose shores they have always lived and in the desperate search for a new homeland, will become the first climatic refugees in history.
Tuvalu pacific islands
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