, Volume 9, Issue 4, pp 269–275

Sea level rise: Some implications for Tuvalu

  • James Lewis

DOI: 10.1007/BF02241827

Cite this article as:
Lewis, J. Environmentalist (1989) 9: 269. doi:10.1007/BF02241827


Much current evidence suggests that global temperatures are slowly increasing. It is believed that this increase will be associated with a sea level rise. Tuvalu, approximately 1000 km north of Fiji in the South Pacific Ocean, is one of six countries, all of them island states, that “could face total destruction when sea levels rise…. If sea level rises occur anywhere near the extreme projections that have been made, we can write these nations off the map.” (Pernetta, 1988). This paper examines possible implications to the people of Tuvalu.

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© Science and Technology Letters 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • James Lewis
    • 1
  1. 1.Datum InternationalMarshfield, Nr ChippenhamUK