By Bruce Mullan

Partners live on the climate change front line

August 9th, 2011

Our Pacific Island neighbours are on the front line of climate change. Last year, Australian photographer Rodney Dekker travelled to Tuvalu and Kiribati on behalf of Oxfam Australia.  He captured stories of the climate impacts Pacific Islanders are already facing, how they are trying to adapt and their thoughts on the future.

The stories that Rodney collected are available as five chapters in a High Definition video on the Australian Geographic website.  The stories feature some of our friends in Tuvalu and Kiribati including Rev Tafue Lusama the General Secretary of our partner church Ekalesia Kelisiano Tuvalu.

You will have to watch each chapter separately and look at about 25 minutes to view the lot.  Definitely worthwhile watching this one, it’s a good telling of a very tragic story.

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2 Responses to “Partners live on the climate change front line”

  1. Helen Cameron Helen Cameron says:

    I have just returned from Tarawa. I would suggest that the overwhealming problem there is the festering rubbish and old car bodies and straydogs everywhere. It would be a far better thing to concentrate on cleaning up the island first and foremost. This is such a blatently obvious problem, why hasn’t someone motivated a government to send up a ship to clean up the island and educate the people about reclycling? Also stop sending junk up there like canned drinks and crisps in packets that just accumulate aound the waters edge and in the drains?

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