water

As global warming causes sea levels to inch up, many Palauans are finding the Pacific Ocean starting to flood into their back yards.

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Ari Daniel

water creep

As the water creeps up their shorelines, Island nations around the world are being forced to consider what rising sea level will mean to their way of life.

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Ari Daniel

Fishing

The livelihood of many Palauans is tied to the sea. Many learn to swim before they learn to walk.

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Esebei

Conservation officer Rodney Esebei says he's become wary of the sea, something almost unheard of in Palau.

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Madrangar

Despite the concern of their president and many others, Palauan congressman Marhence Madrangar says many Palauans aren't sufficiently educated about the threats of climate change and sea level rise.

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Hall

When Typhoon Haiyan flattened the small island of Kayangel in November of 2013, about 20 of its residents were evacuated to this community hall in another part of Palau.

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kids

Kids evacuated from Kayangel play basketball outside of their temporary home, in a part of Palau no less vulnerable to flooding.

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Ari Daniel

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