Journey to the Sinking Lands

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

On the radio

The Journey of a Lifetime radio programme has been scheduled to go to air on BBC Radio 4  at 11am on Friday September 11th 2009. It’s a chance to hear some of the sounds and people I recorded over on the islands (most of whom will do a much better job than me of describing what is happening). I haven’t played any part in cutting it together so I will be just as interested as anyone to see what they make of it.

slide screenshotI’ve also been asked to give one of the Monday night lectures at the Royal Geographical Society on October 5. It’s a great honour and I hope I can do the people justice (both those on the islands and those who turn up on the night itself). I was speaking about the trip at my old primary school today, which was great – that’s one of the slides I used on the left. If that audience is any guide then there is a substantial interest among people to find out where the islanders go to the toilet. I promise you, on October 5, all will be revealed…

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  Ritumbra wrote @

I am not sure if the google map showing inundation has some problem, but the degree of inundation do not change with the change in metric value of sea-level rise. I hope you also checked on it.

Hi I am Ritumbra, I am researching on climate induced migration as well and hope to be in touch (so far you do not move to some other interesting story, else then climate refugees)

Cheers to mankind

ritumbra@gmail.com


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