Reflection on the 200 million people, over 6 times more refugees that we have today, that could be displaced by sea level rise in the next 40 years.
Affirmative Action to reverse the build-up of greenhouse gases in our atmosphere. Sea level rise is happening today as illustrated by those two experiences in the Pacific:
1. Two villages in the Pacific Island nation of Kiribati have been evacuated since 2000 as a result of sea level rise;
2. The people of the Carteret Islands, a group of tiny atolls 85 kilometres north-east of Bougainville in Papua New Guinea, are now trying to secure funding to enable them to evacuate to Bougainville as rising sea levels will soon make their island homes uninhabitable.
Some islanders have relocated to high ground, others have resorted to raising their houses or placing sandbags around their bedrooms.
Whilst we are nicely sleeping in our heated homes, millions of desperate islanders sleep with one eye open - will I be next?
Have a Miserable Refugee Week.