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Land: is life

There are many small Pacific island nations like Tuvalu and Kiribati that, at their highest point, are just metres above sea level. Increases in the frequency and intensity of severe weather events and rising sea levels due to climate change, are having terrible impacts including: salt water intrusion killing crops; erosion of shorelines and the destruction of property.

In August 2010, our team accompanied Australian photographer Rodney Dekker in a trip to the Pacific island nations of Tuvalu and Kiribati to capture stories and images of how climate change is affecting daily life on these fragile islands. The Land is life series are the result of this trip.