Australia offeriert Tuvalu Rettungsleine infographic
Graphic zeigt Steigen des Meeresniveaus und die Auswirkungen auf die Inselnation Tuvalu.


Australia offeriert Tuvalu Flucht for steigendem Meeresspiegel

By Ninian Carter

November 10, 2023 - Australien hat der Inselnation Tuvalu Rettung vor dem steigendem Meeresniveau und der Zunahme von Stürmen angeboten, die eine Folge des Klimawandels sind.

Australia is offering residents of the island nation of Tuvalu a lifeline to help them escape from rising seas and increased storms brought about by climate change.

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has introduced an initial plan to allow up to 280 Tuvaluans to migrate to Australia each year.

With a population of 11,000 inhabitants, Tuvalu, and its low-lying atolls, is particularly vulnerable to global warming.

In June 2023, NASA’s Sea Level Change Team said that much of Tuvalu’s land and critical infrastructure would sit below the level of the current high tide by 2050, and that by the end of the century, Tuvalu would experience more than 100 days of flooding per year.

If all Tuvaluans decide to take up Australia’s offer, and if the cap remains unchanged, it will take 40 years for Tuvalu’s entire population to relocate to Australia.

PUBLISHED: 12/11/2023; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images