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Continental Drift: Marshall Islands

Continental Drift: Marshall Islands Magnum Photos Amy Pereira

CONTINENTAL DRIFT: MARSHALL ISLANDS

In this chapter, Michael Christopher Brown traveled to the Marshall Islands, an expansive chain of volcanic islands and coral atolls in the central Pacific Ocean where a new class of displaced people, so-called “climate change refugees,” has emerged as the environment has become increasingly inhospitable for human habitation. Two man-made catastrophes — a toxic nuclear legacy and rising sea levels — threaten to sink the Marshall Islands’ country and culture leaving the local population of more than 72,000 extremely vulnerable with nowhere to retreat.

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