Tuvalu : a polynesian requiem

Photography : Laurent WEYL     Texts : Donatien GARNIER    

After long years of hesitancy, the eleven thousand inhabitants of Tuvalu ended up facing the facts: climate change condemns the existence of their islands, of their communities and of their culture. Within fifty to eighty years, the sea level rise combined with more powerful winds and longer droughts, should force most of them to leave the country. For lack of resources and vanishing land. Refusing the "wait and see" attitude this small ( more ...)

After long years of hesitancy, the eleven thousand inhabitants of Tuvalu ended up facing the facts: climate change condemns the existence of their islands, of their communities and of their culture. Within fifty to eighty years, the sea level rise combined with more powerful winds and longer droughts, should force most of them to leave the country. For lack of resources and vanishing land. Refusing the "wait and see" attitude this small state is heartedly fighting to have his voice heard all over the world and to be prepared to its dark future.