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Nature volume 440, pages 734736 (06 April 2006) | Download Citation

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The floods are getting worse in Tuvalu. As scientists argue over climate change and struggle to measure rising seas, Samir S. Patel meets the locals of this tiny island nation.

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  1. Samir S. Patel is a freelance science journalist and photographer based in New York City

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