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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Fiji Has Already Experienced Climate Change Once

From where the rattly pickup truck dropped us, it took nearly three hours to reach the summit of Seseleka, a mountain on the island of Vanua Levu in Fiji. The lower part of the climb took us through pine forests, then into less dense woodland on steeper slopes made slippery by recent rain. The track was an elevated pathway following a narrow ridgeline that fell away steeply on either side; such pathways, called tua, were once the main lines of communication on these mountainous islands.

http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/science/2016/06/fiji_s_experience_with_sea_level_rise_600_years_ago_shows_how_climate_change.html

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