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On dry land around the world, people are free to debate the cause and coming impact of climate change. The residents of the Carteret Islanders, however, don't have that luxury. The South-Pacific island they have called home for generations is rapidly dipping beneath the waves—fast enough that they have decided to relocate their entire community.Good writes:
The Carteret Islanders are some of the world's first climate refugees. Their homeland, a tiny island in the South Pacific, is fast losing ground to rising sea levels. The families who have lived there for dozens of generations have made the agonizing decision to relocate their entire community. Filmmakers Jennifer Redfearn and Tim Metzger documented the Carteret Islanders' plight in Sun Come Up. We spoke with Redfearn about the importance of telling these stories of climate displacement.
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