Sea Level Rises Tuvalu

“Three Cyclones Churn Off Australia,” NASA Earth Observatory, March 11, 2015,

How have nations struggled in similar and different ways to achieve economic, political, and social stability?

Download Primary Source Set: Sea Level Rises Tuvalu

This primary and secondary source set explores the problems caused by climate change through a case study of the impact of sea level rise on the Pacific Island nation of Tuvalu. The environmental effects of rising water on Tuvalu and other small Pacific Island nations are already evident. The set examines the combined effects of postcolonial poverty and sea level rise on developing nations, and the various ways that national governments and international organizations are working to address sea level rise.