Tag Archives: Pacific Islands

The Digital Divide Just Increased Dramatically in the Pacific – at Precisely the Worst Time

American and Australian geologists have confirmed – Antarctica’s Totten Glacier is being consumed from beneath by warm currents of the Southern Ocean. At stake, up to 11.5 feet of Sea Level Rise if a domino-effect melt scenario were to take place … Continue reading

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Dropping Anchor in an Exponential World

Kevin Hester’s unique journey has led him to the conclusion that we are perilously close to the extinction of all complex life on the planet. It is a passage that has encompassed a career of heartfelt activism in his native … Continue reading

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Is Climate Change Driving a New South Pacific Security Architecture?

Cross-posted by the Center for Climate and Security Last week, an inaugural meeting of South Pacific defense ministers took place in Tonga–an initiative spearheaded by Australia. Present were Tonga, Papua New Guinea, Australia, New Zealand, France, Chile, and (as an observer), the United … Continue reading

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Samoa: Nearly A Year After Evan, Climate-Resilience Programming Takes Root

Nearly a year ago, Tropical Cyclone Evan plowed through the South Pacific, becoming the worst storm to hit the island nations of Samoa and Fiji in 20 years. In Samoa, infrastructure and the agricultural sector took a direct hit and … Continue reading

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