Funafuti, Tuvalu, main town of tiny atoll nation which is only 4M above sea level at max, is beset by rising sea level making high tides a threat of flooding. See http://www.worldviewofglobalwarming.org/pages/Tuvalu2011_4.php
Kids caught in waves during high King tides of February 2005 that inundated part of Funafuti, Tuvalu, low-lying Pacific Island nation with 12,000 population.
Kids hang out on their "kaupapa," the outdoor sleeping platform favored by Tuvaluan families, as very high tides inundate their neighborhood in Tuvalu, a low lying Pacific island nation threatened by rising sea level.
King tide in February 2011 floods makeshift homes and shelters at the north end of Fongafale, the main islet of the Pacific nation of Tuvalu, as residents stick to high ground. See Sea Level Rise and http://www.worldviewofglobalwarming.org/pages/Tuvalu2011_4.php
On Tuvalu’s main island of Fongafale, the threat of extra high tides combines with the problem of tons of trash to float debris into neighborhoods. See http://www.worldviewofglobalwarming.org/pages/Tuvalu2011_4.php
Dr. Paul Kench, Geologist, and Dr. Susan Davis of University of Auckland NZ, consult with civil leaders and Red Cross officials in Tuvalu about the elevations of each house for sea level rise adaptation. See http://www.worldviewofglobalwarming.org/pages/Tuvalu2011_2.php
The highest point on Tarawa, Kiribati, an atoll just south of the equator in the west Pacific, is a mere 3 meters (39 inches) above sea level.
Kiribati is one of the small island states which are most at risk from rising sea levels and stronger storms. Very high tides periodically flood coastal villages such as this one on South Tarawa, in March 2011.
Two girls wade through deep tide water during a King tide in South Tarawa, Kiribati, which floods into and through village kitchens and homes. See http://www.worldviewofglobalwarming.org/pages/kiribati_2011.php
On South Tarawa, Kiribati, residents of a lagoon side neighborhood have to wade home in deep tidewater during flooding King tides in March 2011
Adaptation to climate change in Kiribati: A nun draws rainwater from a collection tank, and rows of young mangroves planted near the Tarawa airport to protect shorelines and create habitat for fish.
A meter-square photo-voltaic panel serving several houses in Nooto, a village of 300 on North Tarawa, Kiribati. This island was the first in Kiribati to get home solar. See Solar. See http://www.worldviewofglobalwarming.org/pages/solarinkiribati.php
A family in Nooto village, North Tarawa, lights a single CFL bulb with the small solar panel seen in the foreground. The panel charges a car battery during the day. See http://www.worldviewofglobalwarming.org/pages/solarinkiribati.php