Journey to the Sinking Lands

A witness to the world's first evacuation of an entire people due to climate change

Thank you, Rachel

I knew I could rely on you guys to come up with some answers when I got stuck and, frankly, Rachel, yours is the best. So good in fact I’ve pulled it out of the comments to the previous post and stuck it in here:

Maybe because the others have been… and left. Because this will only happen once, and someone should be there to document it as it happens, and because the BBC is probably about the only ‘public service’ broadcaster left to do it.

Thinking about whether there’s anything you can do to help them. Take a quick trip to Iceland (virtually if you can’t fly over!) – talk to the people of Heimay who were evacuated from their island when it errupted, but who have subsequently gone back and rebuilt their lives. They will have as good an idea as anyone. But the one thing that strikes me is that you could photograph and video the home that they’re leaving. Document it *for them* – and make sure they have copies to give to their grandchildren.

And for those of you completely sick of soul-searching and whinging eco-puritanism, can I recommend John Carlin and his refreshingly blunt take on saving the planet:

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