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A sinking feeling

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


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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