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太平洋島國居民成為氣候變遷難民

2005年12月09日
ENS加拿大蒙特婁報導;翁綉盈編譯;蔡麗伶審校

萬那杜太平洋島國的一百位村民,成為首批因為全球暖化必須遷村的居民。因氣候變遷產生的暴風雨所造成的巨浪,多次吞没村民位於沿岸的家園,拉圖(Lateu)的村民已在8月遷村到鐵谷阿(Tegua)內陸的高地,此為萬那杜北部的一省。

Pacific Island Villagers Become Climate Change Refugees
MONTREAL, Quebec, Canada, December 6, 2005 (ENS)

A village of 100 people in the Pacfic island nation of Vanuatu has become one of the first communities forced to move as a result of global warming. After their coastal homes were repeatedly swamped by surges and large waves linked with climate change driven storms, in August the villagers of Lateu were relocated to higher ground in the interior of Tegua, one of Vanuatu's northern provinces.