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  •  Thanks for this diary LOE. (3+ / 0-)

    I worked at Lihir Island for 6 months,which according to your map, is found moving the red arrow to the left about 1 inch and up a little to one of the other small atoll islands.
    Or a google map here.

    These islands, even Lihir which has a major gold mine, are absolute paradise.  Many of these people live subsistence lifestyles and seem happy to do so and I am sure would not comprehend why this is happening to their.

    Climate disruption and sea level rises = Paradise lost. One that we will all be much poorer without. A very sad consequence of inaction.

    "In our every deliberation, we must consider the impact of our decisions on the next seven generations." Law of the Iroquois Confederacy

    by Unenergy on Sat Jul 04, 2009 at 03:06:19 PM PDT

    •  Grand Cayman (3+ / 0-)
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      The Cayman Islands, that offshore tax haven, are very low-lying, too, as are other Caribbean islands.  It would seem, however, that awareness and preparations for the coming problems are not so far along in the Caribbean - perhaps because the islands are not so far away from major land masses?  (Just guessing on that...)

      At any rate, a quick google doesn't turn up the same kinds of stories as one finds on the Pacific Islands.  I guess that building with 19,000 offshore corporations registered there can afford to fly supplies in for their employees and their families?

      The river always wins. -- Mark Twain

      by Land of Enchantment on Sat Jul 04, 2009 at 03:19:12 PM PDT

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