The Disappearing of Tuvalu
This film explains how tiny Tuvalu, a nation located in the South Pacific, 600 miles north of Fiji, may be facing total destruction due to the effects of global warming. The film provides a brief history and overview of the nation...its economics and traditions as well as the 11,000 people who live on a total landmass of only 20 square miles. The community-oriented people of Tuvalu struggle to survive economically while confronting the likelihood of having to evacuate their homeland within the next 50 years. As the industrial world just begins to address the threat and causes of global warming, rising seas and increasingly violent changes in climate have already made an impact on this poor island nation. The government and other concerned organizations are directly their pleas for solutions to larger, wealthier nations whose high pollution emissions could be the central human contribution to this phenomenon.